North Korea sends fighter jets near the border, Seoul responds

North Korea sends fighter jets near the border, Seoul responds

The incident, the second to hit fighter jets in a week, comes as North Korea recently carried out a series of missile launches, including last Thursday.

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Escalating military tensions on the Korean peninsula. Dozens of North Korean fighter jets flew over an area near the border with South Korea on Thursday, October 13th. The latter, in turn, sent devices, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

This is the second combat aircraft in a week. North Korea recently conducted a series of missile launches, the last of which was on Thursday.

According to South Korea’s General Staff, citing Yonhap Agency, ten fighter jets were detected flying 25 kilometers north of the border between the two countries between 11:30 pm and 12:20 am (local time). North Korean planes crossed a “Line of Recognition”, which led to an automatic response from South Korea, according to the same source. Seoul then sent combat aircraft, including the F-35A, according to the General Staff.

The episode comes after Pyongyang tested two long-range strategic cruise missiles on Wednesday. According to the official North Korean newspapers, these tests were supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Pyongyang described its recent missile tests as a tactical nuclear exercise simulating strikes on airports and military facilities in South Korea.

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