August 16, 2022

North Korea launches multiple cruise missiles from east coast, South Korea says

Test represents DPRK's fifth so far this year, comes amid other reported military activity by the country's air force

Update at 14:30 and 15:00 KST: this article has been updated to include further details from a back-briefing by an official from South Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND).

North Korea launched multiple anti-ship cruise missiles from Kangwon province on its east coast Tuesday morning, South Korea's military said in a statement, amid a flurry of additional reported military activity by Pyongyang.