North Korea on Friday (October 28, 2022) launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea in the two Koreas), in another gesture that contributes to the worsening atmosphere of tension on the Korean peninsula.
“The Army of the Republic of Korea (official name of South Korea) detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched by North Korea from the Tongcheon area of Gangwon Province into the East Sea between 11:59 and 12:18 -3.18 GMT) today, Friday, October 28 “, the Southern Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) explained in a statement.
The launch, the latest in a series of North Korean weapons tests in recent weeks, came as South Korea conducts an annual military exercise with the United States that Pyongyang views as a rehearsal for an invasion.
With this latest action, North Korea adds to at least 45 missile launches this year, a record number that, along with maneuvers by Seoul and Washington, is creating tensions similar to those reached during the 2017 crisis.
This latest launch comes on the same day that Seoul and Washington plan to conclude their joint Hoguk maneuvers and that both allies also announced that they will conduct major air exercises involving fighter-bombers between October 31 and November 4. fifth generation.
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