North Korean missile falls into the sea 35 miles from South Korea; alert announced on the coast

North Korean missile falls into the sea 35 miles from South Korea; alert announced on the coast

North Korea has launched three new short-range missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan, but this is the first time one has landed so close to South Korea’s coast.

North Korea launched at least three short-range missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan, with one landing just 35 miles off South Korea’s coast.

The missile landed in the sea area south of the “Northern Demarcation Line,” the maritime border between North and South Korea, Reuters and Kyodo reported.

This is the first time a North Korean missile has landed so close to the South Korean coast.

The ballistic launch occurred 35 miles from the South Korean city of Sokcho and 103 miles from the island of Ulindo. At least in part of the island, due to the fall of the rocket, an air alert was announced.

South Korea said authorities were analyzing the launches to determine whether the missiles’ flight paths were intentional or off-target.

The missile launches came hours after Pyongyang demanded the United States and South Korea stop large-scale military exercises.

In recent weeks, North Korea has repeatedly fired short-range ballistic missiles and hundreds of artillery shells off its east and west coasts, expressing discontent with South Korea’s military activity.

It should be remembered that North Korea has said that its recent missile tests were designed to simulate attacking South Korea with tactical nuclear weapons.

According to the state agency, the various tests simulated the attack on military administration facilities, the task of attacking major ports and the neutralization of South Korean airports.

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