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Authorities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will deport US soldier Travis T. King, who entered the Asian communist country in July.

"The relevant authorities have completed the investigation into U.S. citizen Travis T. King and he will be deported," Pyongyang's CNAC news agency said.

"The official announcement did not specify how or when the US Army private would be deported," the BBC added.

"The DPRK authorities also did not specify the state of health of the American," the British media corporation said.

"The US has lost all contact with King since he crossed the demilitarised zone between South and North Korea in mid-July this year," the BBC said.

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"According to Pyongyang, Travis T. King fled to the DPRK because of inhumane treatment of him by his colleagues," he added.

"King was part of an intelligence unit stationed in South Korea. He was assigned to the US Army in January 2021."