North Korea Fires ‘Unidentified Projectile’ Into Sea

By Mimi Nguyen Ly September 27, 2021 Updated: September 27, 2021

Military guard posts of North Korea, rear, and South Korea, bottom, are seen in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, on Sept. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea fired an “unidentified projectile” from an inland area off its east coast towards the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said.

The projectile was fired around 6:40 a.m. local time, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, adding that South Korean and U.S. intelligence are analyzing the launch, reported Yonhap News Agency.

Japan’s defence ministry issued a statement saying that it appeared to be a ballistic missile.

It comes after the socialist dictatorship announced on Sept. 15 that it had launched two ballistic missiles from a train toward the Sea of Japan that struck an intended target 497 miles (800 kilometers) away. On the same day, South Korea also test fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

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