South Korea has scrambled for fighter jets after a group of about 10 North Korean military planes flew close to the border dividing the two countries, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Thursday, amid heightened tensions over North Korea. North Korea’s ongoing missile tests.
The statement said the North Korean aircraft was detected flying about 25 kilometers (15 miles) north of the Military Demarcation Line in the central area of the Korean border area and about 12 kilometers (7 miles) north of the border. north of the Northern Limit Line, a de facto inter-Korean border in the Yellow Sea. The incident happened between 10:30 p.m. Thursday (1330 GMT) and 0:20 a.m. (1530 GMT) Friday local time.
It said aircraft were also seen near the eastern part of the inter-Korean border.
The statement said the Republic of Korea’s air force “conducted an emergency sortie with its superior air force, including the F-35A, and maintained a response posture, while performing a response action corresponding to the flight of the North Korean military aircraft.”