US strategic bombers near borders of North Korea

19:18, 13 September 2016

US strategic bombers were sent to the borders of North Korea.

Two super-sonic B-1 aircrafts, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, took off from the US air base on the Guam Island in the Pacific ocean.

They both flew over at low altitudes passed over South Korean Osan Air Base - just 77 kilometers from the demilitarized zone on the border with North Korea.

The bomber was accompanied by several fighters. The jets didn't land on the Korean peninsula.

The fly-by was aimed to demonstrate Seoul Washington's support after the recent nuclear weapon tests by North Korea.

According to Seoul, the explosion on September 9 was from the most powerful bomb ever tested by North Korea. It also caused a magnitude-5 earthquake.