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Thursday, 10 March 2016 08:29

Pyongyang fires missiles amid Seoul-Washington war games

Pyongyang fires missiles amid Seoul-Washington war games
North Korea has fired short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in response to the ongoing war games between the United States and South Korea.

According to Press TV, the ballistic missiles, fired from North Hwanghae Province on Thursday, flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and fell into the water off the country’s east coast, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry.

Ministry Spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said the missiles are believed to be Scud-type missiles.

South Korea and the US started large-scale military drills Monday with about 17,000 American troops and more than 300,000 South Koreans taking part in the two sets of war games which are to continue until the end of April.

Pyongyang said the exercises are “undisguised nuclear war drills,” which threaten the North’s national sovereignty.

It warned of “indiscriminate” nuclear attacks against the US and South Korea in response to “even the slightest military action.”

The Korean Peninsula has been locked in a cycle of military tensions since the 1950-1953 Korean War, which ended in an armistice. No peace deal has been signed, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war.

ME

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