PUBLISHED: 04:03, Fri, Nov 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:03, Fri, Nov 27, 2020
The soldier, said to be from North Korea’s Storm Corps, was reportedly killed after laying mines on the border to China. Three other Storm Corps soldiers were also injured in the blast in Yanggang Province. It followed the North Korean dictator implementing lethal measures to prevent people who could have coronavirus entering the country.
According to the Daily NK, the landmine explosion occurred in mid-October.
A source in Yanggang Province told the outlet that soldiers were laying mines in Pochon when the blast took place.
Authorities have blamed the Storm Corps forces for the incident, citing “insufficient field training in laying mines”.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
North Korea officials reportedly also attempted to hide the incident, as the three injured soldiers received treatment in a local hospital.
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North Korea news: A Storm Corps soldier has died after placing landmines on the North Korea/China border (Image: PA)
North Korea news: A report revealed one soldier died and three were injured in the October blast (Image: PA)
Previously, North Korean forces had used “firecrackers” on the border to China, but were authorised to use military-grade explosives.
Authorities had ordered forces to lay BBM-82 fragmentation mines, which are used by the army for anti-personnel purposes, along the border as early as last month.
The Daily NK’s source said: “The mines being laid along the border in Yanggang Province since early last month are small fragmentation mines.
“The mine is made of plastic, with a kill radius of about three meters.”
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