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North Korea says it will "expel" U.S. soldier who ran across border

North Korea has announced that it will "expel" Travis King, the American soldier who crossed into the country two months earlier, the Reuters news agency said, citing North Korea's state-run media. North Korea's KCNA television network said King had confessed to illegally entering the country.

King, a Private 2nd Class in the U.S. Army, entered North Korea while taking part in a guided tour of a border village, which he joined after absconding from an airport in Seoul, South Korea, where he was supposed to have boarded a flight back to the U.S.

Travis King
This family photo shows a portrait of American soldier Travis King displayed at the home of his grandfather Carl Gates, July 19, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Family Photo/AP

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  • South Korea
  • North Korea
  • Demilitarized Zone

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