North Korea launches ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

North Korea launched at least one unidentified “projectile” from its eastern coast, the South Korean military said Tuesday.

The Japanese Defense Ministry indicating the launch appeared to be of a ballistic weapon.

No further details were immediately available.

Earlier this month, the North fired two ballistic missiles into Japan’s exclusive economic zone — an act Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga slammed as “outrageous” — just days after testing a new weapon believed to be capable of delivering a nuclear bomb to most of Japan.

The nuclear-armed North later said those ballistic weapons had been a test of a new “railway-borne missile system” designed as a potential counterstrike option against any forces that threaten the country.


Staff Reporter

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