S Korea conducts live-fire exercises in response to North’s nuclear test
South Korea’s military conducted a live-fire exercise early Monday in response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test.
The combined drill, carried out by the South Korean army and air force and intended to simulate a strike on North Korea’s nuclear test site, involved surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and F-15K fighter jets hitting targets off the east coast of South Korea, according to a statement form the country’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.
— North Korea said it successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb Sunday — the country’s sixth nuclear test.
— The explosion created a magnitude-6.3 tremor, making it the most powerful weapon Pyongyang has ever tested.
— Hours before the test, North Korean state media released pictures of the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un inspecting what it claimed was a nuclear warhead being placed inside a missile