NORAD (The North American American Aerospace Defense Command) has confirmed today that at 11:35 GMT there was a successful detonation of multiple Russian nuclear warheads over the capital of North Korea.
The Russian RSM-56* Bulava missile were launched from the Sea Of Japan and the nuclear warheads detonated ¼ mile above the capitals skyline. Initial heat plumes have suggested that a total of 6 warheads containing a payload of 150 kt each were deployed and successfully exploded.
Initial satellite imagery of Pyongyang shows a complete destruction of a 10 mile radius from the epicentre of the blast and casualties figures at this moment are unknown. Prevailing wind reports are showing very little movement and the fallout should be limited to the initial blast area only.
The drastic step of detonating a Nuclear warhead has come about after repeated missle launches and threats from the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Unofficial sources have confirmed that the USA, China, UK, Russia and France were all in favour of a small scale tactical nuclear strike. The logistics and likely death toll of a conventional invasion by combined armed forces was deemed too risky.
(*The Russian RSM-56 Bulava SLBM (Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile) is favoured by the Russian Navy and with an operational range of up to 8,000 KM and may contain up to 10 warheads per missile).