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Pyongyang threat: US bombers conduct drill in South Korea

The B-1B Lancers conducted an air-to-surface firing drill near the border with North Korea

Heejin Kim | Bloomberg 

Two US strategic bombers led a joint military exercise in South Korea on Saturday in response to this week’s launch by North Korea of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking Alaska. The B-1B Lancers, deployed from the US base in Guam, conducted an air-to-surface firing drill in Gangwon province, near the border with North Korea, the US Air Force said in a statement. They were joined by South Korean F-15 and US F-16 fighter jets. The mission was in response to the “increasingly escalatory actions” by North Korea including the firing of an ICBM, ...

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First Published: Sun, July 09 2017. 02:16 IST