The South Korean military determined that “two short-range ballistic missiles” were fired from the Sanseon region of Pyongan-Namdo Province. “Our armed forces have stepped up surveillance and monitoring, and are standing in coordination with the United States,” the general staff said in a press release. The missiles were fired towards the Sea of Japan.
Harris left South Korea hours before the missile test. He met South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol during his visit. He also visited the heavily guarded border between North and South Korea, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.
This is already the third rocket test this week. Pyongyang fired missiles on Sunday and Wednesday.
UN resolutions prohibit North Korea from testing ballistic missiles, which, depending on the design, can carry one or more nuclear warheads. As a rule, these are ground-to-ground missiles.