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U.S. bombers finished their flight over South Korea

U.S. bombers finished their flight over South KoreaTwo U.S. supersonic strategic bombers conducted their flights over South Korea in a show of force on Tuesday, few days after North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test.

The pair of U.S. B-1B Lancer took off from their base in Guam and flew with two Japan Air Self Defense Force aircraft before a "hand-off" to South Korean fighters, according to the U.S. military.

The B-1Bs, capable of carrying nuclear missiles and bombs that are able to destroy even underground bunkers, were then escorted by South Korean and U.S. fighter jets. They conducted a low-altitude flight over Osan Air Base, which is 77 km from the Demilitarised Zone border with the North and about 40 km from the South's capital Seoul.

"These flights demonstrate the solidarity between South Korea, the United States, and Japan to defend against North Korea's provocative and destabilizing actions," said Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.

According to North Korea's official KCNA news agency the Washington's dispatch of bombers to South Korea was met with public anger "exploding like a volcano."

"Any sanction, provocation and pressure cannot ruin our status as a nuclear state and evil political and military provocations will only result in a flood of reckless nuclear attacks that will bring a final destruction," KCNA said.
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