North Korea crisis: US bombers conduct military drill over Korean peninsula

October 11, 2017, 2:48 pm
North Korea crisis: US bombers conduct military drill over Korean peninsula
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North Korea crisis: US bombers conduct military drill over Korean peninsula

North Korea crisis: US bombers conduct military drill over Korean peninsula

The US has flown two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula, as part of a joint military exercise carried out with South Korea.

Along with fighter jets, they conducted firing drills over the East Sea and Yellow Sea.

US military officials say Japan’s air force also took part in the exercise, which was part of a programme of extended deterrence to North Korea.

The show of force comes as Pyongyang continues its nuclear weapons development, having carried out numerous tests in recent months, which included the firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles over Japan.