North Korea fires at least one ballistic missile, South Korea says
Seoul, South Korea
North Korea launched at least one ballistic missile on Friday, according to South Korean officials, the latest in an unprecedented year of weapons testing.
The missile was fired into waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.
This marks the 36th day that North Korea has fired missiles this year alone, often launching multiple weapons at a time.
Under leader Kim Jong Un, the isolated nation has aggressively ramped up missile tests this year, with US and South Korean experts warning Pyongyang could be preparing for a nuclear test – which would be its first in more than five years.
Satellite imagery earlier this year showed activity at its underground nuclear test site.
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