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South Korea Repatriates North Korean Fishermen


A South Korean official says Seoul has repatriated three North Korean fishermen rescued from a boat drifting in South Korean waters.

Unification Ministry spokesman Chun Hae-sung told reporters that the fishermen were sent back to the North at the border village of Panmunjom on Friday.

He said the three were rescued last month by a South Korean navy vessel near the disputed western sea border with North Korea.

Chun said the fisherman told investigators they wanted to go back to their homeland.

The two Koreas are still technically at war after the Korean War ended in 1953 with a truce.

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