(MENAFN) According to South Korean military officials, North Korea launched "multiple" missiles on Wednesday in what amounts to the fourth round of test launches in a span of just ten days. These launches come as the United States and South Korea near the end of 11 days of training exercises in the region. The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a brief statement acknowledging "the military detected several cruise missiles fired from South Hamkyung Province at 1015 towards the East Sea."
It is worth noting that North Korea had already fired a short-range ballistic missile into the East Sea over the weekend during what it claimed to be tactical "nuclear counterattack" drills. The frequency of these missile tests is concerning as it not only showcases North Korea's growing military capabilities but also highlights the increasing tensions in the region.
As of now, this is a developing story, and we will keep you updated as more information becomes available. ABC News' Joe Simonetti contributed to this report. The launch of these missiles underscores the importance of diplomacy in resolving tensions between North Korea and its neighboring countries. It is crucial for all parties involved to engage in constructive dialogue to ensure regional stability and avoid any escalation of conflicts.
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