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North Korea Simulates Nuclear Strike on US Bases in South Korea

In an apparent attempt at provocation, North Korea fired three missiles to simulate a nuke attack on South Korea.

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North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the exercise that successfully tested the simulated detonation of nuclear warheads. (Photo: Reuters)
  • North Korea declared on Wednesday that it had conducted a ballistic missile test aimed at simulating strikes against South Korean ports and airfields used by the US military.

  • North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the exercise that successfully tested the simulated detonation of nuclear warheads mounted on missiles, its official KCNA news agency reported.

  • In defiance of UN Security Council resolutions and the latest in a series of provocative moves, North Korea fired three ballistic missiles on Tuesday that flew between 500 km and 600 km (300-360 miles) into the sea off its east coast.

  • Tuesday’s missile launches come a week after South Korea and the United States chose a site in the South Korea to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system to counter threats from the North.

(With Reuters inputs)

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