The bomber transferred from the US military base of Guam in the Pacific Ocean and entered the South Korean airspace in the area of Osan in the Gyeonggi Province.
S. Korea, U.S. deploy B-52 strategic bomber over Korean Peninsula https://t.co/6Ky0y3He8y— Yonhap News Agency (@YonhapNews) January 10, 2016
"This is the second retaliation of the South since North Korea announced the hydrogen bomb test," — said the agency. The first measure was the renewal of propaganda broadcasting from loudspeakers on the territory of the DPRK.
Defense Minister Han orders readiness of missile operations against N. Korea https://t.co/mYMLmp5X4M— Yonhap News Agency (@YonhapNews) January 10, 2016
On Wednesday, Pyongyang announced it had successfully carried out the first test of a hydrogen bomb. The international community has condemned the test as provocative, and undermining stability in the region.
The UN resolutions of 1718 and 1814 urge Pyongyang to refrain from nuclear tests and reengage in talks on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.