South Korea Conducts Anti-terror Drill Amid Tensions


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South Korea conducted an anti-terror drill, amid mounting tensions on the Korean peninsula. The drill is seen as more urgent since the South had officially accused North of the sinking of its naval ship.

South Korea staged an anti-terror exercise on Tuesday, amid mounting tensions on the Korean peninsula over the sinking of a naval ship that killed 46 sailors.

The South Korean army demonstrated the military exercises to actively deal with increasing danger of attacks. Conflict between the two Koreas are more likely since the South had officially accused the North of the sinking.

The exercise was conducted at a military base in Seoul with about 50 soldiers.

The scenario… a terrorist hijacking a building with important facilities and a bus with passengers.

[Major Nam Sang-wook, South Korean Army]: (Korean, male)
"Since the Cheonan incident, we are fully engaged in all the exercises to our best. This drill will train us to immediately respond and handle provocation from any enemy in Seoul."

The drill is also a part of preparations for the Group of 20 Summit, which will be held in Seoul in November. Finance ministers from 20 countries will gather to discuss major global financial issues.

North Korea has warned of war if the South imposes sanctions as South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has pledged. Blistering rhetoric from both sides in the past two weeks has unnerved investors in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

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