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Seoul launches live-fire drills after North Korea's missile test
November 29, 2017 | 1:55 PM
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South Korea responds to neighbour North Korea's latest missile test just minutes after launch, staging a live-fire missile drill near the border involving the army, navy and air force. Eve Johnson reports.

Locked and loaded in South Korea.

The military on Wednesday (November 29) responding within minutes to North Korea's latest missile test with a live-fire drill of its own.

The army, navy and air force all getting in on the action, launching three missiles at a single target near the border.



The message? "We're ready."

19TH FIGHTER WING 155TH FIGHTER SQUADRON AIR FORCE FIGHT PILOT CAPTAIN, KIM MIN-GI, SAYING : "Our military is closely monitoring North Korea's movements and is prepared to strike their core facilities at any point if they take action."

North Korea's official state media has revealed a handwritten note by Kim Jong Un, saying: "I order a test." Carry it out on November 29 at dawn. Fire it bravely for the Party and the motherland!"

Pyongyang says its powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile puts all of the U.S. mainland within range.

It says the missile reached an altitude of 2,780 miles, more than 10 times the height of the international space station - and that it traveled 600 miles during its nearly hour-long flight.

South Korea's president Moon Jae-In responded with a warning for Pyongyang, saying any threat of nuclear attack could spark a pre-emptive strike from the United States.

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