North Korea Fired 2 Short Range-Ballistic Missiles Towards The East Sea
South Korea says the launches are in "apparent protest" over recent live-fire military drills between the United States and South Korea, which it says is targeting North Korea.
SEOUL - North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea, according to a statement by both South Korean news agency Yonhap, and the United States Indo-Pacific Command which affirmed that launches had taken place.
Yonhap reported that the missiles fired on Thursday were in “apparent protest” over the recent joint live-fire military drills between the United States and South Korea which ended this week.
Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that it detected the launches from the Sunan area in Pyongyang, North Korea between 7:25 pm and 7:37 pm. Yonhap said that the details are “pending analysis”.
It cited a text message the JCS sent to reporters as saying, “While strengthening its monitoring and vigilance against additional provocations, our military is maintaining a readiness posture in close cooperation with the United States”.