Alert of airstrike in North Korea
March 21, 2013
The official media of the communist regime reported, “North Korea issued a warning of air attack and urged its armed forces to take immediate action, amid escalating tensions with South Korea and the United States”.
The North Korean government issued the alert at 9:32 pm on Thursday and ordered the entire population, both civil and military, to ‘stay indoors, and armed forces to be prepared to reduce any damage’.
The North Korean press did not say whether this is a real attack or if it is part of a military exercise. A South Korean government source told Yonhap news agency that “could be a response to the deployment of U.S. B-52 bombers.”
Yesterday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw military exercises in which the armed forces have used drones (‘drones’) to attack South Korean simulated targets, including a Tomahawk cruise missile.
Hours before the military exercises, Pyongyang had threatened “a strong response if the United States again deploys strategic bombers B-52 on the Korean peninsula”, considering that it would be “intolerable provocation”.