Seoul announced that North Korea launched a long-range ballistic missile and two other short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, one of which prompted authorities to warn residents of a South Korean island and parts of northern Japan of take refuge.
The South Korean army declared in a statement that it detected a “long-range ballistic missile believed to have been launched towards the Eastern Sea from the Sunan region in Pyongyang”, referring to the Japanese sea, indicating that the missile flew long distances.
He added that he also detected, shortly thereafter, “what are believed to be two short-range ballistic missiles fired around 08:39 from Kaechon in southern Pyongan province.”
The statement stressed that the South Korean military “maintains an attitude of full alert as it cooperates closely with the United States and strengthens surveillance and vigilance.”
The launches come the day after Pyongyang launched more than 20 missiles, one of which landed near South Korean territorial waters.
The biggest maneuvers
It also coincides with Seoul and Washington conducting the largest joint military air exercises ever between them, with the participation of hundreds of warplanes from both sides.
And i media locals reported sirens sounded on Ulleungdo Island in eastern South Korea, whose residents were also warned Wednesday to go to air raid shelters after a North Korean short-range ballistic missile crossed the maritime border between the two. villages.
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