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South Korean soldier captured after shooting 5 colleagues dead

A South Korean soldier who shot and killed five of his colleagues in a grenade and gun attack has been captured. He suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and has been transferred to a hospital, an official told Reuters.

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Operation to find South Korean soldier continues

The South Korean military are continuing to search for a missing soldier who killed five of his comrades and wounded seven others before fleeing.

The shooting occured at an outpost in Gangwon province near the border with North Korea. Credit: Google Maps

The sergeant, identified by his surname Yim, opened fire at an outpost in Gangwon province near the border town of Goseong on Saturday night.

A huge operation to find the soldier was ordered straight after the incident.

Despite recent tension on the border, there is no suggestion that North Korea was involved in the shootings.

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