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In Seoul, South Korea Tuesday, a military drill was held to prepare for a possible attack from North Korea. The military and government officials participated, to make sure they're ready in case such a scenario plays out.
On Tuesday, South Korea staged a defense training exercise to prepare for any possible attack from North Korea.
The state disaster management agency says military and anti-biochemical vehicles joined in the training.
[Yoo Kwon-cheol, Chief, Jongro District Fire Station]:
"The level of North Korean threats has been rising recently. Assuming North Korea fires artillery shells or missiles at Seoul, which may cause fires or biochemical problems, our job - with cooperation from the military, government officials and civilians - is to minimize the damages and to be prepared immediately to fight back against the attack."
A warning siren sounded at 2pm local time in the heart of Seoul to signal the start of the drill.
Drivers stopped their vehicles on the roads, and pedestrians headed to a subway shelter.
South Korean president Lee Myung-bak observed an anti-biochemical exercise outside the Government Complex Building.
Thousands of government officials came out of the building or rushed into a shelter in the basement in a mock attack from the North.
Tensions rose on the divided peninsula when 46 sailors were killed in an attack last March on a South Korean naval vessel.
North Korea, which has denied responsibility, then shelled the southern island of Yeonpyeong last November, killing four people.