UN releases video of a North Korean soldier's escape

North Korea is being accused of violating an armistice agreement after its soldiers fired across the line that divides North and South Korea while chasing after a defector.

The United Nations Command (UNC) in South Korea released the dramatic footage on Wednesday that showed a North Korean soldier chased by border guards as he crossed the fortified demilitarized zone  

The soldier, whose rank and identity have not been disclosed, was flown by a US military helicopter to a hospital after his escape to South Korea in a hail of bullets fired by North Korean soldiers on November 13.

North Korea is accused violating an armistice agreement after its soldiers fired across the line that divides North and South Korea while chasing after a defector.

North Korea is accused violating an armistice agreement after its soldiers fired across the line that divides North and South Korea while chasing after a defector.

The solider was seen driving his Jeep past checkpoints manned by North Korean guards (pictured) before crashing his vehicle into a ditch and fleeing on foot

The solider was seen driving his Jeep past checkpoints manned by North Korean guards (pictured) before crashing his vehicle into a ditch and fleeing on foot

Moments later, a handful of North Korean soldiers are seen running to toward the abandoned vehicle and stopping to open fire 

Moments later, a handful of North Korean soldiers are seen running to toward the abandoned vehicle and stopping to open fire 

An official from UNC said the North Korea had been informed on Wednesday that it had violated the 1953 armistice agreement, which marked the cessation of hostilities in the Korean War.

The UNC official told a news conference that a soldier from the North Korean People's Army (KPA) had crossed the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), the border between the two Koreas, for a few seconds as others fired shots at the defecting soldier.

'The key findings of the special investigation team are that the KPA violated the armistice agreement by one, firing weapons across the MDL, and two, by actually crossing the MDL temporarily,' Chad Carroll, Director of Public Affairs for the UNC, told reporters.

In the shocking video, a military Jeep is seen speeding toward the border, passing checkpoints manned by North Korean guards, before appearing to get stuck in a ditch.

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