North Korea launches ‘short-range’ missile toward East Sea, Seoul says | NK News
July 22, 2024

North Korea launches ‘short-range’ missile toward East Sea, Seoul says

Test comes days after DPRK floated inter-Korean summit, as Japan says projectile was potential ballistic missile

North Korea launched what appears to be a “short-range” missile on Tuesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, with Japan's Ministry of Defense calling it a potential ballistic missile.

North Korea appears to have launched the missile eastward from an area near Jagang Province, Mupyong-ri, according to the JCS, adding that the South Korean military detected the launch around 6:40 a.m. Earlier in the morning, the JCS said North Korea fired the projectile toward the East Sea.

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