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China shot down “incoming missiles” on Tuesday early morning during a military exercise held over the waters that separate it from the Korean peninsula, reports South China Morning Post.
The drill, which began at midnight and came just two days after Pyongyang conducted its latest nuclear test, challenged a ground unit, under China’s air force, to shoot down simulated low flying missiles in the skies over Bohai Bay, the report quoted the official military news website 81.cn.
The missiles used in the “sudden attack” were shot down at the first attempt by the People’s Liberation Army’s missile force, the report said, without elaborating.
The exercise was the third in the bay area – the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea between China and North Korea – since late July.