North Korea launched short-range missiles into the sea Saturday, the South Korean military said, in what would be Pyongyang’s first such action for more than a year as it seeks to up pressure on Washington with nuclear talks deadlocked.
The North “fired a number of short-range missiles from its Hodo peninsula near the east coast town of Wonsan to the northeastern direction from 9:06 am (0006 GMT) to 09:27 am today,” the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
The missiles travelled from 70 to 200 kilometers (45 to 125 miles) towards the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, the JCS added.
The last North Korean missile launch was in November 2017.
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