North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea said it fired two short-range ballistic missiles as part of a ‘tactical nuclear strike drill’ prompted by US-South Korean military exercises, state media reported Thursday.

The launches came hours after Washington deployed B-1B bombers for combined air drills with Seoul and a day before the allies wrap up their annual Ulchi Freedom Shield exercises, which always infuriate Pyongyang.

The North’s army said the missiles were fired late Wednesday in a ‘tactical nuclear strike drill simulating scorched earth strikes at major command centers and operational airfields’ across the border in South Korea.

The ‘tactical ballistic missiles’ were fired northeastward from Pyongyang International Airport and ‘correctly carried out (their) nuclear strike mission’, the army said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

‘The drill is aimed to send a clear message to the enemies,’ it added…”

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