12 warplanes of North Korea flies near South Korean border, prompting the South to scramble its own fighter jets in response.
North Korean warplanes flew in formation near the South Korean border in a simulation of an air-to-ground attack, prompting Seoul to scramble thirty fighter jets of its own in response.
The South Korean military says it detected eight fighter jets and four bombers in the North Korean formation.
North Korea fired a pair of short-range missiles early Thursday morning in response to the joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korean militaries.
Although the drills have been going largely smoothly, there was a setback on Wednesday when a South Korean ballistic missile malfunctioned and exploded on the ground.
The incident caused many local residents to believe that an attack from the North was underway, as the military didn't offer an explanation for the explosion.