The South Korean military’s joint chiefs of staff have claimed that their neighbor to the north fired an unidentified projectile less than a week after its latest high-profile weapons test.
The unidentified projectile was reportedly fired at approximately 16:30 local time (7:30 GMT) from the Sino-ri missile base approximately 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of the border with South Korea.
Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the test-firing of rockets and at least one short-range missile from the country’s east coast into the Sea of Japan.
North Korea denies its recent missile tests were acts of provocation, insisting the drills were “regular and self-defensive.”
The timing of the latest incident coincides with a four-day visit by US envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun to the South Korean capital, Seoul to discuss the possibility of increasing food aid to the north with his counterpart Lee Do-oon.
The test firings have ramped up in recent weeks after denuclearization talks between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump stalled.
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