North Korea has launched another ballistic missile, the South Korean armed forces said. Ended up in the Sea of Japan at night from Thursday to Friday (local time). It is not yet clear what type of missile it was. According to Japan, several missiles were fired.
The South Korean military also reported that dozens of North Korean fighter jets had approached the border with South Korea. The planes flew only 7 kilometers north of the border with South Korea. South Korean military leaders said they responded with F-35s and other warplanes to defend themselves if the planes crossed the border. There are no collision reports.
North Korea said earlier this week that its missile tests over the past two weeks were simulated nuclear strikes on key targets in South Korea and the United States. The country said the purpose of the nuclear tests was to warn Seoul and Washington against conducting “dangerous” joint naval exercises with a US aircraft carrier.
The North Korean launches, part of a record number of weapons tests this year, are seen by experts as an attempt by Kim to pressure his rivals and recognize his country as a legitimate nuclear state.
The North Korean leader attended the launch of two missiles on Wednesday. Kim says he is “very pleased” that the missiles hit their targets, without going into details. South Korea, Japan, and the United States responded with their own missile tests and military exercises in the air, among other things.
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