In a statement from the South Korean army, it was reported that “many” cruise missiles were detected to have been launched from the coastal town of Hamhung in the northeast of North Korea.
It was stated that the missiles were dropped in the eastern waters of the North, and that South Korean and US intelligence officials are examining more details.
It was also noted that the South Korean army will continue to prepare and successfully complete the rest of the exercises with the United States.
The missile tests in question mark the fourth missile test since the US and South Korean armies began 11-day large-scale military exercises last week, which the North considers a rehearsal for the invasion.
Although the military exercises will end tomorrow, the North is expected to continue its tests as the US plans to send an aircraft carrier for the new joint exercise tour with South Korea in the coming days.
Successive missile tests
While the “Liberty Shield” exercise, launched by South Korea and the USA on March 14, continues, North Korea continues its missile tests.
The North announced on March 22 that it was holding a nuclear counterattack exercise. It was stated that this exercise consists of three parts, which are the management of the nuclear attack control system, the transition to the nuclear counterattack state and the launch of the ballistic missile with the nuclear warhead model.
South Korea and Japan announced on March 19 that North Korea conducted a ballistic missile test in the direction of the Sea of Japan (East Sea) at 11.05 am local time. Reaching a maximum altitude of 50 kilometers, the ballistic missile traveled 800 kilometers and fell into the Sea of Japan.
It was noteworthy that the experiment was carried out during the “Liberty Shield” exercise, which was launched by the South Korean and US armies on March 14 and will last until March 23.
Pyongyang administration has conducted 6 missile tests since the beginning of the month and more than 20 missile tests since the beginning of the year.