North Korea fired at least 10 unidentified missiles into the sea east of the peninsula, prompting South Korean authorities to announce air raid warning sirens.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were launched on Wednesday morning (local time), without giving further details.
The air raid alert sounded in Ulleung County in eastern South Korea at around 8:55 a.m. local time, the agency reported. YTN.
The launch followed a series of protests in North Korea military exercises NOW and South Korea in the region. Allies said Kim Jong-un was likely laying the groundwork for his seventh nuclear test.
The Japanese Coast Guard also reported the launch in an email alert. The missile appeared to have fallen outside Japan’s exclusive economic zonethe station reported FNNciting an anonymous Japanese government official.
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Earlier, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned that he would take action if the US continued with “military provocations”.
“We will take it into account stronger monitoring measures“, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country announced in the bulletin.
The country, officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, often uses these statements from the Ministry to make it clear that the warning is coming from the Kim regime.
The United States and South Korea this week began joint air exercises known as A waking storm which will run until next Friday and will include some 240 aircraft in about 1600 flights to “sharpen its warfighting skills,” according to a statement from the US 7th Air Force.
With data from Bloomberg