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WATCH: North Korean soldier repeatedly shot by own troops while making a run for freedom

SEOUL: Dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier's defection released Wednesday showed him racing across the border under fire from former comrades, and then being hauled to safety by South Korean troops. The footage also showed a North Korean guard briefly crossing the border in hot pursuit before retreating --  an incident the US-led United Nations Command described as a serious breach of the 1953 ceasefire that ended Korean War hostilities. The defector was shot at least four times in his desperate escape bid…