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North Korea launches more missiles and calls the Pacific our firing range

SEOUL — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles Monday morning in what it quickly made clear was retaliation for joint US-South Korean air exercises involving a pair of B-1B strategic bombers. and F-35 stealth fighters hours earlier. A lightning-quick statement in the official Korean Central News Agency said a simulated multiple-rocket launch from the western front had aimed two 600-millimeter rockets at targets 395 kilometers and 337 kilometers to the east. The statement boasted that just four rounds of the rockets, which it characterized as capable of delivering a tactical nuclear weapon, could devastate an airfield. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected two short-range ballistic missiles fired between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. m. and 7:11 a.m. m. from the North Korean area of ​​Sukchon, north of the capital Pyongyang, into waters east of the Korean peninsula. The weapons’ flight distance, up to 390 kilometers as quoted by the Seoul military, if placed at a different angle could theoretically place multiple airbases in South Korea within range, including US Air Force bases. in Osan and Gunsan. Also read UN: North Korean hackers steal record virtual assets

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