South Korean Soldier Kills 5 Fellow Soldiers
He wounds 5 others and flees, says army
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2014 10:01 AM CDT
File photo of a South Korean soldier on guard at a military checkpoint near the border village of Panmunjom.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

(Newser) – A South Korean soldier stationed at a remote border outpost shot and killed five of his fellow soldiers, reports the BBC. He also wounded five others before fleeing the post with his rifle and ammo, an army spokesperson tells AFP. Authorities haven't speculated about a motive, but so far there's no indication that North Korea played a role in the rampage. It took place in Gangwon, specifically in Goseong County, described by Reuters as a mountainous region that borders the North on the eastern end of the Korean peninsula.

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dan6807
Jun 21, 2014 6:28 PM CDT
If it happened in any country with Muslims he would be a terrorist but since it's Korea he's a soldier with issues.
Chuck Roast
Jun 21, 2014 3:17 PM CDT
Well anti gun nuts, what's the fix in this case ???
PeteTheDragon
Jun 21, 2014 2:09 PM CDT
The Koreans have duty locations that are not conducive to one's mental health sometimes. Having served a tour in the country made me aware of the ROK's tremendous military discipline. I just wonder if they're having problems as we are by having lowered the standards for their military people.