Kim Jong-un-led North Korea fired two cruise missiles toward the Yellow Sea on Wednesday, months after it tested eight short-range ballistic missiles.
What Happened: “Early this morning, we detected that North Korea fired two cruise missiles into the West Sea from Onchon, South Pyongan province,” an unnamed military official told Seoul’s Yonhap news agency.
The South Korean and the United States military authorities are analyzing details of the missiles’ flight, including the range, AFP reported citing a defense ministry official.
The missile launches come a day after Seoul and Washington began a four-day preliminary joint drill in preparation for the long-suspended live field training known as Ulchi Freedom Shield, which takes place from Aug. 22 to Sept. 1.
Meanwhile, Pentagon on Tuesday said the U.S. and its allies South Korea and Japan participated in a joint missile defense exercise last week amid a raging conflict with North Korea.
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