North Korea ‘fires several short-range missiles’ towards the sea – South Korean military

North Korea ‘fires several short-range missiles’ towards the sea – South Korean military

 

North Korea has fired “several” unidentified short-range missiles from its eastern coast, the South Korean military has said.

The projectiles were fired from Wonsan on the east coast at around 9am local time on Saturday and flew up to 200km (125 miles) before landing in the ocean, the military said in a statement.

The South had previously said the North launched a single missile.

 

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South Korean and US authorities are analysing details of the launch.

If it is confirmed as a firing of a banned ballistic missile, it will be the first such launch since the North’s November 2017 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

It comes amid a diplomatic breakdown that has followed the failed summit earlier this year between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the North’s pursuit of a nuclear arsenal.

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