SEOUL — The United Nations Command repatriated the remains of what is believed to be a North Korean soldier during a ceremony Friday in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea.

A South Korean fishing boat discovered the remains about 16 miles south of the water boundary between the countries on June 25, according to a UNC spokesman.

The United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission and North Korean officials discussed the issue on July 9 and agreed to the repatriation.

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