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South Koreans Continue Hunt For Infiltrators

Fri., Nov. 15, 1996, midnight

Thousands of soldiers resumed a search Thursday for a North Korean agent who was aboard a submarine that ran aground off South Korea two months ago.

The Defense Ministry said the manhunt resumed after a villager reported that an unidentified man broke into his house, killed his dog and stole food and clothes Thursday in eastern South Korea.

The house is located 15 miles from where the submarine was discovered just off the coast on Sept. 18.

The military immediately issued an alert in the region. Soldiers threw up roadblocks and began searching mountains in the area.

Twenty-six North Koreans were believed to have come ashore from the sub. So far, 24 have been killed or found dead. One was captured and another remains at large.



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