March 21, 2023

N. Korea fires five rockets into East Sea

Latest provocative display comes just minutes before Pope Francis’ arrival

North Korea fired five short-range projectiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said to South Korean media.

The North Korean military launched three rockets from a location near Wonsan, Kangwon Province, on the east coast at 9:30, 9:40 and 9:55 a.m. Korea Standard Time. The projectiles flew to a range of 220 kilometers (137 miles) and fell into the sea.