North Korea test fires new missiles, says South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff

Amidst the global pandemic, North Korea has not shied away from augmenting its military capabilities and as a latest addition to it, the country has launched multiple short-range cruise missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan.

It was confirmed by South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff who said it to be the latest in a series of weapons’ tests by the isolated state.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed that the missiles flew about 150km (93 miles) and several military aircraft were supposedly involved in the drill.

The missile tests are being conducted in North Korea from past few weeks and it has also conducted several military drills. In the month of March itself, per analysts North Korea fired nine ballistic missiles in four rounds of tests.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed that South Korea’s military is monitoring for more developments, and South Korean and the U.S. intelligence officials were conducting more analysis of the launch.

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