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International news brief: Taiwan starts artillery drill to counter China

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Fenggang, Aug 09: Taiwan's military began a live-fire artillery drill Tuesday simulating a defence of the island against an attack after days of massive Chinese military exercises, an AFP journalist at the site of the exercise said.

International news brief: Taiwan starts artillery drill to counter China

Lou Woei-jye, spokesman for Taiwan's Eighth Army Corps, confirmed that the drills had started in the southern county of Pingtung shortly after 0040 GMT with the firing of target flares and artillery.
The drill will end at around 0130 GMT, he added.

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with agency inputs

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