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2 SOLDIERS GET DEATH PENALTY FOR REBELLING DURING ALERT

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A military court imposed the death penalty today on two soldiers accused of bloody rebellions while their units were on alert after the incursion of a North Korean submarine.

The harsh penalty came amid a campaign by the military to tighten its discipline after being accused of bungling the manhunt for the communist agents who arrived on the submarine. The sub was found stranded off South Korea on Sept. 18.Cpl. Kim Young-shik was sentenced to die on charges of killing three colleagues in a shooting spree on Oct. 1 after he was chastised for alleged negligence of duty.

Also given the death penalty was Pfc. Kim Si-ryong, who injured nine soldiers on Sept. 22 when he threw a grenade and shot at random in his unit's mess hall. His motive was not immediately known.