**South Korean Soldier Who Killed Five is Surrounded**
South Korean troops have surrounded a soldier who fled his border outpost after killing five of his comrades Saturday.
South Korean military authorities say they are trying to persuade the soldier to surrender. They said one platoon leader was wounded when the runaway soldier, identified only by his surname Yim, fired on the military personnel closing in on him.
Yim had opened fire with his standard issue K2 assault rifle at an outpost near the North Korean border in Gangwon province, east of Seoul. In addition to the five dead soldiers he wounded seven others.
Thousands of troops from the rival Koreas are squared off along the world's most heavily armed border.
There is no indication North Korea is involved.
**2 Palestinians Killed as Israel Searches for Teens**
Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians in the West Bank early Sunday in separate clashes that erupted as the military continues its search for three missing Israeli teenagers.
Israel says one Palestinian man was killed in the Nablus area after ignoring warning shots and approaching them in what was described as "a threatening manner." The man's family told the French news agency the man was mentally challenged.
Another Palestinian man was killed in gunfire in Ramallah, the Palestinians' administrative capital of the West Bank.
The three Israeli youths, one with a U.S. passport, disappeared on June 12 in the southern West Bank. .
Israel has blamed the militant group Hamas for the abduction, but has no proof they were involved. On Sunday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied that the Israeli military were being heavy-handed in their search for the youths.