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North Korea claims to simulate a nuclear strike on South Korea

North Korea claims to simulate a nuclear strike on South Korea North Korea launches missiles for nuclear strike simulation (photo: Getty Images)

The armed forces of North Korea have reported the launch of ballistic missiles during tactical training exercises aimed at simulating attacks on key command centers and airfields in South Korea, according to BBC.

In the North Korean military, it has also been stated that the purpose of these exercises is to "send a clear signal to the enemies."

It is noteworthy that these missile launches occurred one day before the conclusion of joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States.

According to a report from North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had previously observed exercises aimed at preparing his top command for a "total war" with South Korea on Tuesday.

North Korean military officials also claimed that the exercises simulated the response to a sudden invasion, followed by counterattacks aimed at taking over the "entire territory of the southern half."

North Korea launches missiles to simulate nuclear strikes on South Korea (Photo:

North Korea expanding missile arsenal and conducting launches

On August 30, it became known that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan. Prior to this, a North Korean missile, following its launch on August 23, had passed through Japanese airspace and continued its trajectory toward the Pacific Ocean.

North Korea regularly asserts its "indisputable status as a nuclear state" and conducts frequent launches of ballistic missiles toward the East Sea and Yellow Sea. Recently, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued orders to increase arms production to "enhance combat readiness."

Meanwhile, North Korea has twice attempted to orbit a "military spy satellite" named Malligyong-1. These attempts took place on May 31 and August 23, both unsuccessful. Currently, South Korea and the United States are searching for missile debris on the sea floor.

Earlier, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol stated that his country's military should prioritize the development of capabilities to deter nuclear and missile threats from North Korea.