North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Towards Sea of Japan

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.22 - 2024 10:00 AM CET

North Korea has again launched a ballistic missile towards the Sea of ​​Japan.

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North Korea has launched a ballistic missile of an unknown type towards the Sea of Japan, further escalating regional tensions. This development was reported by Yonhap, citing the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The exact details of the missile and its trajectory are still being analyzed by South Korean military authorities, who promise to provide more information as it becomes available.

Japan Confirms

The Ministry of Defense of Japan confirmed, as reported by Japanese media, that North Korea launched a ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, outside Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Previously, on April 2, North Korea announced the successful test of a new medium-range ballistic missile equipped with a hypersonic warhead.

According to Ukrinform, on Friday, April 19, the North Korean Missile Administration conducted successful tests of an extra-large warhead designed for installation on Hwasal-1 and Hwasal-3 strategic cruise missiles, as well as a test launch of a new anti-aircraft missile, Pyoljji-1-2.

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