South Korean military personnel sail on an armed patrol boat off Yeonpyeong, which lies on the South Korean side of the Northern Limit Line (NLL), in the Yellow Sea April 7, 2014. In 2010 North Korea fired multiple shells onto the island killing four people, including two civilians in a first such attack since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. In subsequent years, the South Korean government has increased its military presence on the islands. Cliff tops are adorned with cruise missiles capable of striking Pyongyang, and the beaches are lined with barbed wire, soldiers, and mines. The two sides are still technically at war as the conflict ended in a mere truce, not a treaty. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY POLITICS)

South Korea deports two North Koreans for killing 16 crew members

Seoul [South Korea], Nov 7 (ANI): South Korea on Thursday deported two North Korean nationals back to their home country after finding out that they killed 16 crew members on a fishing boat, informed the Unification Ministry of South Korea.
The ministry notified the North of its intent to deport the illegal immigrants who were captured near the Northern Limit Line, Yonhap reported. On Saturday, the perpetrators were apprehended near the Northern Limit Line, a de facto maritime border off South Korea’s east coast as they were attempted to run away from the South’s navy.
During the investigation, officials learned that they killed 16 other crew members of their boat and fled
They were deported to the North through the truce village of Panmunjom.
“The deportation took place after South Korea informed North Korea of its decision to send them back earlier this week and the North subsequently agreed to it,” the ministry said. (ANI)

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