February 24, 2024

North Korea launches projectile towards Sea of Japan: South Korean JCS

U.S. Pacific Command says North Korea launched a KN-15 medium range ballistic missile

North Korea launched an unidentified projectile into the Sea of Japan (known as the East Sea in Korea) from Sinpo at 6:40 a.m. this morning and flew 60km, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) on Wednesday.

Sinpo, located just north east of the city of Hamhung, is located in South Hamgyong province and is the location of one of North Korea's key submarine bases, from which it has previously tested Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBM) previously.