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S. Korea Marine Found Shot in Head on Border Island, Yonhap Says

April 09, 2012

A South Korean marine died after being found on a front-line border island with a gunshot wound to his head, Yonhap News reported, citing unidentified military officials.

The 25 year-old staff-sergeant, whose name was withheld, died on his way to the hospital after being discovered outside a base on Baenyeong island, near the South Korea’s sea border with North Korea in the peninsula’s western waters, the report said. No suicide note was found, it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sangwon Yoon in Seoul at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Teo Chian Wei at

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