Seoul: N. Korea erects mock-up of Seoul presidential palace

The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday the information came from an analysis of South Korean satellite imagery.

By: AP | Published:April 27, 2016 2:04 pm
North Korea, SOuth Korea, N Korea fire drill, Korea news FILE – In this Friday, March 18, 2016, file photo, visitors look at the northern side at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border with North Korea, in Paju, South Korea. North Korea fired a short-range projectile from an area near its eastern coast on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, South Korean officials said, in what appears to be another weapons test seen as a response to ongoing military drills between Washington and Seoul.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korea says North Korea has built a half-size mock-up of the South’s presidential palace at a firing range in what looked like preparations for a live-fire drill.

The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday the information came from an analysis of South Korean satellite imagery.

North Korea in recent weeks has repeatedly threatened to strike the presidential palace and government buildings in Seoul amid the annual joint military drills between the United States and South Korea and heightened sanctions against the North over its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.

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