North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan
On Saturday, the South Korean military reported that North Korea had launched three ballistic missiles in the direction of the sea east of the Korean Peninsula.
The launches were the most recent in a record-breaking string of missile tests carried out by North Korea this year as Pyongyang continues to advance its weaponry amid speculation that it may conduct a seventh nuclear weapon test.
According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the three short-range ballistic missiles were launched from North Hwanghae Province south of Pyongyang at around 8 am local time (2300 GMT).
According to Japan’s defence ministry, all three flew at a height of about 100 km (62 miles) and a distance of about 350 km (217 miles). The missiles, according to the South Korean military, travelled about 350 km (Reuters).