North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile

(VOVWORLD) -North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile towards the sea off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Sunday, the South Korean military said. 

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile - ảnh 1A North Korean ballistic missile test-fired in September 2021. Photo: KCNA

According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) the short-range ballistic missile was fired from around the Tongchang-ri area in North Pyongan province.

Japan's Defense Ministry has said that North Korea has fired what appears to be a ballistic missile, likely splashed into the sea outside of Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone. 

North Korea's latest launch came just three days after the leaders of Japan and South Korea held a high-level meeting in Tokyo, where they agreed to strengthen security cooperation to deal with threats.

On Thursday, Pyongyang test-fired intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-17, its second ICBM test this year. Pyongyang's missile launches came as South Korea and the United States are currently in the middle of 11-day joint drills known as Freedom Shield, their largest in five years.


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