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US sends stealth planes to S Korea

Published 28/03/2013 | 13:26

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US B-2 stealth bombers have taken part in a training mission in South Korea (AP)

Two US nuclear-capable B-2 bombers have completed a training mission in South Korea amid threats from North Korea that include nuclear strikes on Washington and Seoul.

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The statement by US Forces Korea is an unusual confirmation. It follows an earlier US announcement that nuclear-capable B-52 bombers participated in ongoing US-South Korean military drills.

The US says the B-2 stealth bombers flew from a US air base and dropped munitions on a South Korean island range before returning home.

The announcement is likely to draw a strong response from Pyongyang. North Korea sees the military drills as part of a US plot to invade and becomes particularly upset about US nuclear activities in the region.

Washington and Seoul say the annual drills are routine and defensive.

www.usfk.mil/ (United States Forces Korea)

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