Published On: Fri, Oct 14th, 2022

North Korea fires 1 short-range ballistic missile

Seoul: North Korea on Friday fired a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) and about 170 artillery shots into maritime “buffer zones” set under a 2018 inter-Korean military tension reduction accord, the Seoul military said.

It detected the SRBM launch from the Sunan area in Pyongyang at 1.49 am

The provocative move came after more than 10 North Korean warplanes staged menacing flights close to the inter-Korean border, prompting the South Korean Air Force to scramble its F-35A stealth fighters and other assets to the scene, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The JCS said it detected the SRBM launch from the Sunan area in Pyongyang at 1.49 am, and that the missile flew some 700 km at an apogee of 50 km at a top speed of about Mach 6, reports Yonhap news Agency.

It also detected the North`s firing of some 130 artillery shots into the Yellow Sea from Majang-dong, Hwanghae province, between 1.20 am and 1.25 am, and of some 40 artillery shots into the East Sea from Gueup-ri, Gangwon province, between 2.57 am and 3.07 am.

The artillery shots landed in eastern and western buffer zones north of the Northern Limit Line, the de facto inter-Korean sea border, which were delineated under the two Koreas` Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA) signed on September 19, 2018, to reduce tensions.

The North`s Korean People`s Army said later that it took “strong countermeasures” in response to what it claims to be a 10-hour-long South Korean artillery exercise.

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