South Korea says North Korea has launched at least three short-range ballistic missiles

Seoul, South Korea

North Korea South Korea fired at least three short-range ballistic missiles from a base south of Pyongyang on Saturday, the latest in an unprecedented series of weapons tests, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Joint chiefs said in a statement to reporters that the projectiles were fired from the Chunghwa region of North Hwange province at around 8 a.m. local time on Saturday.

Japan’s Defense Ministry said three ballistic missiles – each with a maximum range of about 100 kilometers (62 miles) and a range of about 350 kilometers (217 miles) – fell into the sea off the east coast of Japan’s exclusive Korean Peninsula. Economic zone.

According to CNN, North Korea has launched a missile for the 37th time this year.

Last week, it eliminated two short distances ballistic missiles, According to South Korean officials.

North Korea conducted four missile tests in 2020. By 2021, it will double that number. In 2022, the reclusive country launched more missiles than any other year, at one point launching 23 missiles. one day.

North Korea has launched more than 90 cruise and ballistic missiles so far this year, displaying a range of weapons as experts warn a nuclear test could be on the horizon.

While the tests are not new, their sheer frequency represents a significant increase that puts the Pacific region on edge.

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