These are short-range projectiles, South Korean officials said. The launch comes in the midst of a joint exercise between Seoul and the US.
North Korea launched four short-range ballistic missiles in the direction of the Yellow Sea (the two are known as the West Sea in Korea) This Saturday morning, reported South Korean Armed Forces.
The projectiles reached an altitude of 20 km and covered a distance of 130 km at a maximum speed of Mach 5. (five times the speed of sound).
The shooting to this day comes after the United States and South Korea extended their military exercise Storm Vigilante by a day, which began on October 31 and was scheduled to end on Friday.
participate in 240 fighters and two US B-1B strategic bombers.
Diet phiongyang The U.S. has made several launches this week, possibly including a failed intercontinental missile test.
it was condemned Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.
Separately, it fueled speculation that North Korea may be preparing to resume suspended nuclear tests in 2017.
Tensions rising with North Korea
On Friday, North Korea demanded that the United States and South Korea end their military exercises, which it believes “provocative”.
Meanwhile, Seoul deployed several fighter jets in response to the flight of about 180 North Korean aircraft near the borders between the two countries on the same day.
Two days ago, North Korea fired 23 missiles A record, one of which fell into South Korean territorial waters for the first time since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
Faced with this scenario, Washington and Seoul decided to extend their joint exercise for one more day, They were to finish on Friday.
In addition, the deployment of two B-1B bombers, That on this day they will participate in aerial maneuvers.