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N. Korea Launches Cruise Missiles Amid Regional Tensions

Sun 28 Jan 2024 | 05:49 PM
Israa Farhan

North Korea has conducted another missile test, launching several cruise missiles from its eastern coast, according to South Korean military sources.

This comes just days after Pyongyang test-fired new strategic cruise missiles from its western coast.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that North Korea launched the cruise missiles at approximately 8 a.m. local time into waters off the Shinpo port.

However, specific details regarding the missiles were not provided.

In response to the latest missile launch, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff stated, "While enhancing our monitoring and vigilance, our military is closely coordinating with the United States to detect further signs of provocations by North Korea."

This marks the second missile launch by North Korea this year. Previously, North Korea had conducted tests of strategic cruise missiles known as "Pukguksong-3-31," firing them toward the Yellow Sea last Wednesday.

North Korea asserted that these tests posed no threat to neighboring countries.