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    In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, South Korea's Hyunmoo II Missile system, left, and U.S. Army Tactical Missile System, right, fire missiles during the combined military exercise between the two countries against North Korea at an undisclosed location in South Korea, Saturday, July 29, 2017.

    S Korea Holds Ballistic Missile Drills After N Korea Nuclear Test

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    South Korea has reportedly conducted a ballistic missile drill in response to North Korea's nuke test.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The South Korean military has carried out new exercises using the country's Hyunmoo ballistic missiles and F-15K fighter jets in a show of force against the North after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most advanced nuclear test, Yonhap news agency reported Monday.

    During the missile drill the South Korean military simulated a missile attack against North Korea's nuclear test site.

    On Sunday, North Korea claimed that it had successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb that could be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. Pyongyang's presumed sixth nuclear test since 2006 was held just days after the country launched a ballistic missile over the territory of Japan.

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