◆ “The border intruder was shot”

There are other documents also related to the killing. The Ministry of Social Security posted notices on August 25 in stations and public places in the border areas near China. An ASIAPRESS reporting partner removed one such notice and emailed a photograph of it.

The notice proclaimed that the national emergency quarantine measures would be maintained more strictly and warned residents that the authorities have “set up a 1-2 kilometer buffer zone along the border and will shoot people and livestock entering the area on sight.”

Although there are differences between North Korea’s maritime military demarcation line with South Korea and the country’s border with China, the operating guidelines for shooting intruders on sight are the same. (ISHIMARU Jiro)

Editor’s notes on North Korean reporters

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