North Korea has launched two more missile tests towards South Korean waters just hours before US Vice President Kamala Harris visits Seoul.
N Korea test launches missile on eve of Harris trip to Seoul
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday, the South’s military said, just a day before US Vice President Kamala Harris is set to arrive in Seoul.
The launch came two days after South Korea and US forces conducted a military drill in waters off the South’s east coast involving an aircraft carrier. On Sunday, North Korea fired another ballistic missile towards the sea off its east coast.
Wednesday’s missiles were launched from the Sunan area of Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, between 6.10pm and 6.20pm, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
They flew about 360 km, reaching an altitude of 30 km and a maximum velocity of Mach 6, they said, adding a detailed analysis was underway.