US B-1 bombers flew near the border of North Korea

Thursday, 22 September, 2016 - 17:30

The two American B-1B strategic bombers that flew over North Korea on Wednesday, had approached North Korea’s border, US officials say.

The US Pacific Command broke the news on its website on Wednesday, noting that the flight was the closest a B-1 had ever gotten to the border.

The US military did not specify whether one or both of the bombers approached the border, however, South Korean media reported Thursday that both bombers flew over a front-line US firing range located about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the border.

One of the nuclear-capable supersonic bombers landed at the Osan Air Base, near Seoul, the capital of South Korea -- a first in two decades. The four-engine bomber will stay at the base for an unspecified period of time.