I have not seen word yet if this was an accident or hostile act by someone:
- One soldier was killed and another wounded as a hand grenade exploded at a South Korean guard post near the border with North Korea, military and police officials said Saturday.
The grenade exploded inside the post at around 5:05 a.m. earlier in the day when two soldiers walked into the guard post, instantly killing one soldier, a private first class identified only by his surname Choe, and wounding the other, a second lieutenant.
The second lieutenant was taken to a nearby hospital but was not in critical condition, the police said.
The two were on patrol near the heavily militarized, barbed-wire fenced inter-Korean border, according to military officials.
The killed solider was posted near the border late last month after completing basic training, they said.
The military authority is investigating the cause of the grenade explosion. [Yonhap]
There have been plenty of incidents in the past of disgruntled ROK soldiers killing other soldiers. So do not assume this was a North Korean provocation.