North Korea has said it fired two missiles as part of a ‘tactical nuclear strike drill’ to ‘send a clear message to its enemies’.
The country’s state media confirmed Pyongyang fire the short-range ballistic missiles late Wednesday following US-South Korean military exercises.
The Korean Central News Agency said the launch was a ‘tactical nuclear strike drill simulating scorched earth strikes at major command centers and operational airfields’.
The army added in a statement that ‘the drill is aimed to send a clear message to the enemies’ in what they deemed as a ‘warning’ against the United States deployment of strategic bombers to the region.
South Korea’s military had flagged the missile launch yesterday, which took place hours after the US had deployed B-1B bombers part of an allied air drill.