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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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South Korean gunman caught after shooting himself

A South Korean soldier who shot and killed five of his comrades in a grenade and gun attack near the armed border with North Korea has been captured after shooting himself, military officials have said.

The sergeant, who has been identified only by his surname Yim, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is being transferred to hospital.

The official added: "At around 14:55 (0555 GMT), Sergeant Yim harmed himself in his side with a K-2 rifle and was sent to the hospital."

The gun used was a stand issue assault rifle used by the South Korean military.

South Korean troops had cornered the soldier to a densely wooded area on Monday, and were trying to negotiate a peaceful end to a manhunt that started two days earlier with the grenade attack.

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