• Short Summary

    SECOND LIEUTENANT SHIN-JO KIM, THE ONLY NORTH KOREAN INFILTRATOR ARRESTED DURING LAST SUNDAY'S RAID (21 JANUARY) ON SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, WAS ON THURSDAY (25 JANUARY) CALLED UPON TO IDENTIFY THE CORPSES OF 13 OF HIS COMRADES KILLED DURING AND AFTER THE ATTACK ON THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE.

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    SECOND LIEUTENANT SHIN-JO KIM, THE ONLY NORTH KOREAN INFILTRATOR ARRESTED DURING LAST SUNDAY'S RAID (21 JANUARY) ON SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, WAS ON THURSDAY (25 JANUARY) CALLED UPON TO IDENTIFY THE CORPSES OF 13 OF HIS COMRADES KILLED DURING AND AFTER THE ATTACK ON THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE.

    THE 27-YEAR-OLD SECOND LIEUTENANT IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE 31 NORTH KOREAN AGENTS WHO TRIED TO STORM THE 'BLUE HOUSE' PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE. HE WAS CAPTURED AFTER A RUNNING GUN BATTLE WITH SOUTH KOREAN POLICE NEAR THE PALACE. AND WAS SAID TO HAVE TRAINED IN A MOCK-UP PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN NORTH KOREA FOR THE POST TWO YEARS.

    THURSDAY'S IDENTIFICATION TOOK PLACE AT SONG CHU, ABOUT 15 MILES NORTH OF SEOUL, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF LT-GENERAL LEE SEE-HO, THE COMMANDER OF SOUTH KOREA'S 6TH CORPS. NEWSMEN AND SEVERAL AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE PRESENT AS THE IDENTIFICATION TOOK PLACE. A NUMBER OF CAPTURED WEAPONS WERE ALSO DISPLAYED.

    THE SEARCH FOR INFILTRATORS CONTINUES. THE SAME DAY (THURSDAY) IT WAS REPORTED THAT TWO SOUTH KOREAN SOLDIERS WERE KILLED AND EIGHT AMERICAN TROOPS WOUNDED IN THE ANTI-INFILTRATOR OFFENSIVE. SHIN-JO KIM IS SAID TO HAVE ALLEGED THAT A 2,400 STRONG GROUP OF THE NORTH KOREAN ARMY HAD BEEN SPECIALLY TRAINED FOR OPERATION IN THE SOUTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA26CCFQ0ZNU92CIP9MA2E0HMR8
    Media URN:
    VLVA26CCFQ0ZNU92CIP9MA2E0HMR8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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