BREAKING WORLD WAR III NEWS: SOUTH KOREA SCRAMBLES 30 FIGHTER JETS AFTER KIM JONG-UN SENDS 12 WARPLANES CLOSE TO BORDER FOR BOMBING DRILLS hours after ballistic missile tests
Eight North Korean fighter jets and four bombers flew in chilling formation and are thought to have carried out air-to-surface firing exercises today, according to Seoul officials.
In response, South Korea launched 30 fighter jets along with other warplanes, in a move the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said was unseen over the past year.
South Korean media said the North Korean jets were likely just dozens of kilometres from the border.
This came hours after more ballistic missiles were fired towards Japan, in North Korea’s sixth round of tests in the last fortnight.
Yonhap media said the jets flown by North Korea were in ‘apparent protest’ to recent bombing drills conducted between the US and South Korea.
Earlier, Kim Jong Un fired two more ballistic missiles towards Japan as tensions with the US continue to mount.
The missile launch, announced by South Korea‘s JCS, was the first since the reclusive regime fired an intermediate-range missile over its easterly neighbour on Tuesday.
Source: Mailonline, Hannah McDonald