Europe News Desk!! North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) toward the East Sea on Monday, a day after South Korea and the United States conducted joint air drills involving B-1B bombers. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it detected the launch between 7 a.m. and 7:11 a.m. from the Sukhon area in South Pyongan province and the missiles had a range of 390 km, respectively, Yonhap news agency reported. And covered a distance of 340 km. Hours after the launch, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that an artillery unit of the Korean People’s Army fired two shots from a 600 mm multiple rocket launcher during a firing drill, and they had ranges of 395 km and 337 km, respectively. set the distance
KCNA said the weapon system is a tactical nuclear strike meant to destroy enemy operational airfields with only one multiple rocket launcher with four shells powerful enough to be assigned. Some observers here noted that given their flight distances, Monday’s rockets could reach a South Korean air base in Cheongju, which is believed to be home to the South’s F-35A stealth fighters. Cheongju is located 112 km south of Seoul. The South’s military strongly condemned the North’s latest missile launch as an act of significant provocation that harms peace and stability not only on the Korean Peninsula but also in the international community. It also called the provocation a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and urged the North to stop such provocative acts immediately.
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