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S. Korea, U.S., Japan set for joint drills against N. Korean submarines

All Headlines 09:20 April 03, 2017

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold a combined naval exercise this week against North Korea's growing submarine threats, Seoul's defense ministry announced Monday.

The three-day training is scheduled to kick off later in the day in the waters between South Korea and Japan near Jeju Island, according to the Ministry of National Defense.

It's aimed at securing an "effective response" by the three countries to the North's submarine threats, especially as it's developing submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), it added.

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