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South Korean, US troops begin naval drills as North Korea threat looms

North Korea last week accused the United States of provoking the country by mobilising the aircraft carrier

AP | PTI  |  Seoul 

Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of North Korea. Photo: Reuters
Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of North Korea. Photo: Reuters

South Korean and troops have begun five days of amid North Korea's renewal of its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam.

South Korea's navy says the drills that began on Monday in the waters off the Korean Peninsula involve fighter jets, helicopters as well as 40 naval ships including the aircraft carrier USS

South Korean and militaries regularly conduct joint exercises, though condemns them as an invasion rehearsal.

last week accused the United States of provoking the country by mobilising the aircraft carrier and other war assets near the peninsula.

The North said it could take military counteraction such as a salvo of missile launches into waters near Guam.

First Published: Mon, October 16 2017. 12:26 IST
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