North Korea captures 2 American journalists

Two American journalists detained by North Korean soldiers are believed to have been sent to Pyongyang for questioning, a news report said Sunday.

North Korea said Saturday it was investigating two Americans it detained Tuesday for "illegally intruding" into its territory after crossing the border from China.

A brief dispatch from the North's official Korean Central News Agency gave no other details, but it was apparent confirmation of reported arrests of two female U.S. journalists reporting on North Korean refugees in the border area.

Two female American journalists have reportedly been detained by the North Korean military while reporting on North Koreans in China without permission from their government, in the area of the Chinese-North Korean border along the Tumen River.
A diplomatic source requesting anonymity said that three American journalists were reporting “in the part of the Sino-North Korean border along the Tumen,” but that two women among the three were seized by North Korean military operatives and that one managed to escape capture.