North Korea would have launched an “unidentified projectile” into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, as reported by the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday.
The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff has warned about the launch in a message sent to the country’s media on Tuesday morning, but has not offered more details about it, according to the Yonhap agency.
This It is Pyongyang’s sixth armed demonstration this year and it comes less than two weeks after it carried out a test of its new “mobile rail missile system”, which involved the launch of two ballistic missiles into the sea from a train off the North Korean east coast.
Few hours later, Seoul first successfully fired a ballistic missile from a submarine. These latest tests have led to increased tension on the Korean peninsula.
North Korea is subject to international sanctions due to its nuclear weapons program, as United Nations resolutions prohibit ballistic missile testing.