February 21, 2024
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North Korea fires intermediate-range ballistic missile into East Sea: JCS

First known ballistic missile launch of 2024 comes after Kim Jong Un called for major reset in inter-Korean relations

North Korea launched a likely intermediate-range ballistic missile into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) Sunday afternoon, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The missile was launched from around Pyongyang at 2:55 p.m. and is “presumed” to be intermediate-range, the JCS assessed. It splashed down after flying around 621 miles (1,000 kilometers).