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Two North Koreans including a soldier defect to South Korea: Yonhap
[SEOUL] Two North Koreans defected to South Korea early on Saturday and were found in the Yellow Sea, Seoul-based news agency Yonhap reported, citing a government source.
Yonhap said that South Korean military spotted two people in a boat near the inter-Korean sea border, one of whom was a military officer, and they showed willingness to defect to the South.
South Korea's unification ministry was not immediately available for comment.
The defection came after North Korea declined to accept a list of South Korean journalists hoping to observe the closure of its nuclear test site on Friday, raising new questions about the North's commitment to reducing tensions in the region.