According to South Korea’s military, North Korea fired at least three unidentified projectiles off its east coast early Monday. 

Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement it detected the three launches made from a town in the North’s South Hamgyong province. The statement said South Korea’s military was monitoring North Korea for possible additional launches.

In recent days, North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un supervised two rounds of live-fire artillery exercises in its first weapons tests since late November. South Korea and some European countries protested against the launches. 

Nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington have remained stalled since the second summit between Kim and President Trump in Vietnam in Hanoi ended without any agreement.

South Korea’s military: North fires unidentified projectile


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