1976 Panmunjom Ax Barbarian Incident

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Meaningful Days of Korean History

1976 Panmunjom Ax Barbarian Incident +

1976.8.18
Accident date
On August 18, 1976, a U.S. soldier was killed by a North Korean soldier while pruning a tree in the Panmunjom Joint Security Area.

The incident closed the "Non-return Bridge," which was the North's driveway, in September, and separated the security of the North Korean and UN forces within the Panmunjom Joint Security Area.
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