N. Korea to return six S. Korean detainees Friday
We brought to you as breaking news in our earlier newscast
North Korea has notified Seoul's unification ministry that it will return six South Koreans across the border tomorrow.
The six are presumed to have been detained in the North since 2010.
For more, we now connect to our Han Da-eun at Arirang News Center.
Da-eun, fill us in.
The unification ministry announced that Pyongyang's Red Cross sent an official letter to the ministry this afternoon, saying it will return six South Koreans Friday afternoon across the border at the truce village of Panmunjom.
Their identities and whether they voluntarily crossed the border to the North is not yet known.
But officials at the unification ministry presume that group includes four South Koreans who were reported to have been detained in the North since 2010.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency reported that they were investigating four South Koreans in February 2010 for illegally having entered their country.
Officials added that it's fortunate, that Pyonyang has made such a decision from a humanitarian standpoint.
The government plans to carry out an investigation on the six detainees once they return.
Back to you.
Thank you Da-eun for that report.
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