Amid tensions with North, SKorea conducts drill

Posted at 9:41 PM, Sep 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 21:41:09-04

South Korea's military says it conducted a live-fire exercise simulating an attack on North Korea's nuclear test site to "strongly warn" Pyongyang over the latest nuclear test.

Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the drill involved F-15 fighter jets and the country's land-based "Hyunmoo" ballistic missiles and that the released live weapons "accurately struck" a target in the sea off the country's eastern coast.

The JCS says that the target was set considering the distance to where the North's test site was and the exercise was aimed at practicing precision strikes and cutting off reinforcements.