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S.Korea and U.S. military fire FOUR surface-to-surface missiles in response to N. Korea missile test

S. Korea and U.S. military fire FOUR surface-to-surface missiles in response to N. Korea missile test that forced evacuations in Japan and ratcheted up regional tensions

  • The missiles were fired into the sea off the east coast in response to a missile test by North Korea 
  • South Korea and the United States fired the four ground-to-ground missiles into the East Sea on Wednesday as part of joint drills, authorities say 
  • Each side launched two Army Tactical Missile System missiles which hit mock targets and demonstrated their ability to deter any further provocations 
  • Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday sending it soaring over Japan for the first time in five years
  • U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have condemned North Korea’s test

South Korea and the U.S. military fired a volley of missiles into the sea in response to North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile over Japan – after Pyongyang’s longest-range test to date drew international condemnation this week. 

Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) farther than ever before on Tuesday, sending it soaring over Japan for the first time in five years prompting a warning for residents there to take cover.

South Korean and American troops staged a missile drill of their own in response, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Wednesday.

Each side fired a pair of U.S.-made ATACMS short-range ballistic missiles, according to a statement.

South Korea and the U.S. military fired four surface-to-surface missiles into the sea off of the east coast in response to a recent test missile launched by North Korea

South Korean (pictured) and American troops staged a missile drill of their own in response

South Korean (pictured) and American troops staged a missile drill of their own in response

Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) on Tuesday - sending it soaring over Japan for the first time in five years

Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) on Tuesday – sending it soaring over Japan for the first time in five years

The military separately confirmed that a South Korean Hyunmoo-2 missile failed shortly after launch and crashed, but caused no casualties.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida condemned North Korea’s test in the ‘strongest terms,’ the European Union called it a ‘reckless and deliberately provocative action.’

The U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the launch and said it was a violation of Security Council resolutions. 

The United States has asked the U.N. Security Council to have a meeting on North Korea, but diplomats said China and Russia are opposed to a public discussion by the 15-member body. 

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