May 22, 2024

North Korea says it fired two ‘tactical nuclear’ rockets into East Sea

State media calls launches a response to US-ROK air drills, while Kim Yo Jong says allies will ‘pay’ for their actions

North Korea fired two “tactical nuclear” rockets toward the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on Monday morning in response to U.S.-ROK aerial drills held the previous day, state media has announced. 

A long-range artillery sub-unit in North Korea’s western area launched two 600mm rockets with target ranges of 395 km and 337 km in an artillery drill, according to a statement published by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Monday.

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