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US sends coffins to inter-Korean border

Seoul, June 23: The US Army on Saturday sent 100 coffins to the inter-Korean border to bring back the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War (1950-1953). The boxes are likely to be stored in the joint security area along the inter-Korean border before they are sent to North Korea in the coming days, Yonhap news agency reported, citing a US official in South Korea. The US Army also dispatched 158 coffins from Yongsan base in Seoul to the Osan base in Gyeonggi province. Sending back remains of the American soldiers was a part of the declaration signed during the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, in which they also agreed on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. (IANS)

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