North Korea conducted tactical nuclear strike drills simulating destroying key South Korean military posts, South Korean Yonhap reported citing North Korean state media, APA reports citing Teletrader.
The Korean People's Army also carried out exercises "involving the whole army" in the presence of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
In addition, South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff reported North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles toward the Sea of Japan (East Sea).
"The drill was aimed at letting all the commanding officers and staff sections of the entire army make full preparations for war and have strong military response capability by helping them get familiar with action procedures at the time of being placed on a war footing," North Korean media said. The military exercises were organized in response to joint drills by the United States and South Korea, which started on August 21.