June 03, 2023

South Korea holds nationwide evacuation drills in case of North Korean attack

School and offices join first such defense drills in six years, as Seoul looks to improve civic response capabilities

South Korea held civilian air raid defense drills across the country on Tuesday to practice emergency measures in case of a North Korean attack, marking the first such drills in six years, according to the presidential office.

The training comes after a North Korean short-range missile in November last year prompted air raid alert warnings on Ulleung, an island off South Korea’s east coast.