North Korea test-fired two “strategic cruise missiles” from a submarine near Kyongpho Bay on the country’s east coast late Sunday, according to North Korean state media and the South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.
The exercise was conducted in response to “anti-DPRK military maneuvers” by “US imperialists and South Korean puppet forces,” the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on the state
“The exercise confirmed the reliability of the weapons system and examined the underwater offensive operations on the surface of submarine units that constitute other important forces of the DPRK’s nuclear deterrent,” KCNA said in a communicated
South Korea’s military confirmed they detected the launch of an “unspecified missile” by North Korea, saying they are “maintaining a posture of full readiness in close cooperation with the United States,” it reported the Yonhap news agency.
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The United States is conducting joint military drills with South Korea for an 11-day period starting Monday. The exercise, known as Freedom Shield, will “increase the combat readiness and combined defense posture of units,” US Forces Korea said.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un oversaw a mock attack on South Korea on Friday and ordered his country’s military to prepare in response to the enemy’s “frantic war-preparation movements” of the nation
Timothy Nerozzi of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.