North Korea fires ballistic missile towards East Sea after failed spy satellite launch: Seoul | Today News – Mint

1 minute, 15 seconds Read

North Korea on Thursday fired an unspecified ballistic missile towards the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s military said, just days after Pyongyang’s failed attempt to launch a spy satellite.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff did not provide further details in its statement.

Japan’s coastguard and prime minister’s office said the North had fired a suspected ballistic missile, adding they were gathering more information.

Ads


Sponsor A War Children Today: 
SaveWorldChildren.org

North Korea’s latest attempt to put a spy satellite into orbit ended in a mid-air explosion on Monday, Pyongyang said, after Seoul and Tokyo had criticised the planned launch.

Japanese broadcaster NHK ran footage of what appeared to be a flaming projectile in the night sky, which then exploded into a fireball, saying it had filmed it from northeast China at the same time as the attempted launch.

Putting a reconnaissance satellite into orbit has long been a top priority for Kim Jong Un’s regime, and it claimed to have succeeded in November, after two failed attempts last year.

You are on Mint! India’s #1 news destination (Source: Press Gazette). To learn more about our business coverage and market insights Click Here!

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint.
Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.

More
Less

Published: 30 May 2024, 07:05 AM IST

This post was originally published on 3rd party site mentioned in the title this site

Similar Posts