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Alikabok lang daw? AFP assures no nuclear fallout in PH if North Korea bombs Guam

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There’s only a remote possibility that debris from a missile will hit the Philippines if North Korea launches a nuclear attack on Guam, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Friday (August 11).

AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said the nuclear missile was unlikely to hit the Philippines because its target was an “outer island” in the Pacific.

“If ever it disintegrates in the atmosphere. Potentially, it would have shattered debris that may scatter around in the area or its trajectory,” Padilla said at a press briefing in Malacanang.

“So it could hit some northern coastal areas. We have to forewarn our citizens to be on the lookout. But that’s something that we see as remote,” he added.

North Korea on August 9 said it was “carefully examining” plans for a missile attack on Guam after it was warned by United States President Donald Trump that he would respond with “fire and fury” to any threat to the US.

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have expressed concern over Pyongyang’s continued nuclear tests at a meeting in Manila this month, saying these “threaten peace, security and stability in the region.”