North Korea fires 23 missiles in busiest launch day ever; 1 lands off ROK coast | NK News
June 21, 2024
News

North Korea fires 23 missiles in busiest launch day ever; 1 lands off ROK coast

Air raid alert issued for Ulleung Island as short-range missile splashes down south of inter-Korean maritime border

North Korea fired at least 23 missiles into the waters off the east and west coast throughout the day Wednesday, including one that was directed toward South Korea’s Ulleung Island before splashing down off the east coast near South Korean territorial waters, according to the ROK military.

It was Pyongyang’s busiest day of missile launches on record, and comes as Washington and Seoul conduct joint Vigilant Storm air force drills in South Korea.

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.