This was #North Korea’s second test flight in a month, and at least three ballistic missiles were fired in close proximity to Japanese territory. The nuclear-armed nation fired a record-breaking 23 missiles in a single day prior to this, one of which landed off the coast of South Korea.
However, when the second stage separated from one of the intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Yonhap news agency reported quoting the South Korean military.
The Japanese government issued evacuation advisories and suspended train service as a result of the J-Alert Emergency Broadcasting System’s warning to residents of the Miyagi, Yamagata, and Niigata prefectures to take cover indoors.
However, Japan’s Coast Guard claimed that the missile had already fallen into the Pacific Ocean minutes after the launch was first made public. The Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea, meantime, reported that they had detected what they believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch from a location not far from Pyongyang and had launched two short-range missiles from Kaechon, to the north of Pyongyang, an hour later.
The missiles traveled around 750 kilometers and reached a maximum height of 2,000 kilometers, according to Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada. The administration initially thought that at least one of the missiles had flown over the northern area, but it later realized that this was incorrect and said that there had been no overflying.
This occurs the day after one of North Korea’s missiles came down not more than 60 kilometers from the shore of South Korea. President Yoon Suk-yeol of South Korea called these missile launches “territorial incursion” after the occurrence. The government then responded by issuing air raid alerts and launching many missiles in retaliation.
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