North Korea has fired ballistic missile into sea, says South

North Korea has launched a ballistic missile amid tensions its leader, Kim Jong-un, has blamed on the US. Photograph: KCTV/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea launched a ballistic missile – possibly from a submarine – into the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s military has said, in the latest in a series of tests by Pyongyang over recent weeks.

One ballistic missile was launched about 10:17am local time from the vicinity of Sinpo, South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff said, where North Korea keeps submarines as well as equipment for test firing submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).

“Our military is closely monitoring the situation and maintaining readiness posture in close cooperation with the United States, to prepare for possible additional launches,” the joint chiefs of staff said in a statement.

Publish : 2021-10-19 15:33:00

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