North Korea Seizes US Reporters
Guards cross Chinese border to detain pair reporting on refugee crisis
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2009 6:16 AM CDT
North Korean soldiers patrol the banks of the Yalu River which separates the two countries in Sunuiju, North Korea.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – North Korean soldiers reportedly crossed the Chinese border to arrest two American journalists filming in the border zone, the BBC reports. The women were detained Tuesday along with their guide after ignoring warnings to stop filming, according to Korean media. North Korea—which regularly accuses journalists reporting on its refugee crisis of being American spies—has put its military on full alert in recent weeks as tensions with the South and the US increase.