SEOUL — The United States will dispatch nuclear-capable F-22 stealth fighters to South Korea in an apparent show of force to militarily pressurize North Korea, the media reported on Tuesday.
Four F-22 fighters, one of US’ strategic assets, will make a sortie on Wednesday to the Korean peninsula, Xinhua news agency reported.
The F-22 fighter has a stealth function of escaping any radar detection, and is capable of carrying nuclear missiles and bombs.
Its operational range reaches as far as 2,177 km. The F-22 fighters deployed at a US air base in Okinawa, Japan can fly to the Korean peninsula in about two hours.
The F-22 sortie would come in the wake of North Korea’s long-range rocket launch on February 7, which outsiders see as a test of banned ballistic missile technology.Follow @gorkhapost
Two died and eight injured in accident
KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194) collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.
Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.
The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.
The cause of the accident is not identified yet.Follow @gorkhapost