S. Korea holds live fire drills


SEOUL: South Korea’s military said it was holding live-fire drills on Tuesday off its country’s east coast involving anti-ship missiles and jet fighters after North Korea conducted a submarine-launched ballistic missile test condemned by Seoul and Washington. The joint naval and air force exercise involves some 20 warships as well as an unspecified number of jet fighters, Seoul’s defense ministry deputy spokesman Na Seung-Yong told reporters. “The ongoing live-fire drills involving anti-ship guided missiles and other strategic training for navy and air force troops…are aimed at quashing the North’s intention for provocations at sea,” Na said.



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