The Courier-Mail

Korean war drills ahead

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SEOUL: South Korea has an­nounced a se­ries of heavy-weaponry, live-fire mil­i­tary drills with the US in re­sponse to a re­cent land­mine at­tack blamed on North Korea.

Ex­er­cises in­volv­ing tanks, ar­tillery, at­tack he­li­copters and fighter bombers will be held in com­ing weeks in an area 30km south of the North Korean bor­der, De­fence said.

“This will show our pre­pared­ness to re­tal­i­ate against any provoca­tive acts,” a spokesman said. South Korea said the North would pay a “harsh price” for the mine blasts that maimed two of its sol­diers on pa­trol last week.

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