South Korea: Ballistic missile drills held following North's nuclear test

The South Korean military conducted live-fire drills, simulating an attack on a nuclear site, at an undisclosed location on the Sea of Japan coast, on Monday. The drills involved fighter jets and surface-to-surface missiles, all of which «hit their designated targets,» according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff. The tests come following North Koreas successful trial of a... Еще miniaturised hydrogen bomb on Sunday. The North claims that the bomb can be mounted on an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The announcement was made mere hours after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake was registered near the North Korean nuclear testing site Punggye-ri in North Hamgyong Province, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). According Korean Central Television, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had ordered the test. The past months have seen a buildup of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and an exchange of aggressive rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un.
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