Bodies of 2 NKorean soldiers to be repatriated

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Posted: Oct 04, 2011 4:00 AM
Bodies of 2 NKorean soldiers to be repatriated

The American-led U.N. Command in Seoul says it will hand over the bodies of two North Korean soldiers found in a river on the border between the two Koreas.

The U.N. command says the repatriation will take place Friday at the Korean border village of Panmunjom.

It said Tuesday that the corpses were found separately last month. The U.N. command has determined that they are North Korean soldiers based on their clothing and personal articles.

The bodies of North Koreans occasionally wash down the river into South Korea following North Korean flooding.

The U.N. command overseas an armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.

About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea.