North Korea said today it has detained four South Koreans for illegally entering the country.
North Korea detains four South Koreans
The official Korean Central News Agency neither identified the South Koreans nor say how they entered the communist country. The brief report only said the South Koreans were "recently detained" and are now under investigation.
The South Korean Unification Ministry was still trying to validate the report.
The crossing, if confirmed, would mark the first illegal entry by a foreigner into the North after Robert Park, a Korean-American missionary and human rights activist, walked into the country across the frozen Tumen river along the Chinese-North Korean border in December.
Park was released earlier this month.
By Yoo Jee-ho, Staff Reporter [email@example.com]