New Year New missile launch from North Korea

South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the sea on Sunday.

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North Korea launched three new ballistic missiles on Saturday. This shooting on the first day of 2023 came from the capital, Pyongyang, said Yonhap News Agency, citing the General Staff.

Military tensions on the Korean peninsula escalate sharply in 2022, as North Korea conducts nearly monthly tests, including the launch of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile.

Seoul’s military said Pyongyang launched three short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, a day after South Korea successfully tested a solid-fuel space launcher.

The North Korean launch came after five North Korean drones intruded into southern airspace earlier this week.

The North Korean incursion was its first in five years, and prompted an apology from Seoul’s defense minister after its air force failed to shoot down a single drone despite sending hunters on a five-hour mission.

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