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OSAKA — The Ground Self-Defense Force and Osaka Prefectural Police conducted a joint security drill Wednesday simulating an attack by armed commandos.

The drill, a strategy scenario involving 80 senior police and GSDF officers, was aimed at enhancing countermeasures for dealing with large-scale terrorist activities in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001 and occasional North Korean spy ship intrusions, officials said.

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