September 26, 2023

North Korea says it conducted ‘nuclear counterattack’ cruise missile test

State media reports launch of four ‘Hwasal-2 strategic cruise missiles’ Thursday; no prior detection warning from Seoul

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. (Last updated on Feb. 24 at 11:55 a.m. KST with reaction from South Korea's defense ministry.)

North Korea launched four “Hwasal-2 strategic cruise missiles” on Thursday from the country’s east coast as part of “fatal nuclear counterattack” drills on “the hostile forces,” according to state media.