Doctored pictures and video showing US aircraft bombarded by a Pukguksong missile have been released by North Korea.
The images were from a state-owned propaganda site, DPRK Today and released hours after US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers, despatched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam flew close to North Korea’s east coast.
The bombers were accompanied by US Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts that came from Okinawa, Japan, according to Yonhap News agency.
Saturday’s airborne mission was the furthest north of the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea that any US fighter aircraft has ventured into this century.
The propaganda photos released by North Korea were from a video that also showed a Pukguksong-2 missile launched from a B-1B and a F-35. In computer-generated images, the two US jets explode in a huge firestorm.
Also in the video, there are scenes of a North Korean submarine-launched missile scoring a direct hit on the USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear-powered supercarrier.