• Short Summary

    NORTH KOREAN COMMUNIST TROOPS AMBUSHED A UNITED NATIONS COMMAND TRUCK SOUTH OF THE DEMILITARISED ZONE LAST SUNDAY NIGHT, AND KILLED TWO AMERICANS AND TWO SOUTH KOREAN SOLDIERS.

  • Description

    NORTH KOREAN COMMUNIST TROOPS AMBUSHED A UNITED NATIONS COMMAND TRUCK SOUTH OF THE DEMILITARISED ZONE LAST SUNDAY NIGHT, AND KILLED TWO AMERICANS AND TWO SOUTH KOREAN SOLDIERS. TWO OTHER AMERICANS WERE WOUNDED IN THE AMBUSH, WHICH WAS ABOUT 800 YARDS SOUTH OF THE TRUCE VILLAGE OF PANMUNJOM.

    THE TRUCK WAS ON ITS WAY TO PANMUNJOM WHEN THE AMBUSH HAPPENED. IT WAS DISCOVERED BY MEN IN ANOTHER U.N. COMMAND VEHICLE, WHO HEARD EXPLOSIONS AND AUTOMATIC WEAPON FIRE. AN OFFICIAL COMMAND SPOKESMAN HAS DESCRIBED THE AMBUSH AS THE WORST VIOLATION OF THE ARMISTICE AGREEMENT SINCE NORTH KOREAN COMMANDOS PENETRATED SEOUL LAST JANUARY IN AN ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT CHUNG HEE PARK.

    A THOROUGH SEARCH OF THE AMBUSH AREA BY UNITED STATES TROOPS IN THE COMMAND FORCES FOUND NO TRACE OF THE AMBUSHERS. THE OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN SAID THE NORTH KOREANS WERE PROBABLY ATTEMPTING TO RESTRICT THE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT IN AND OUT OF THE JOINT SECURITY AREA, WHICH IS GUARDED UNDER THE ARMISTICE AGREEMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6HRO1D3X8OCOQCSCSAVRK2C2L
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HRO1D3X8OCOQCSCSAVRK2C2L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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