The Courier-Mail

Korean war drills ahead


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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