South Korean military says it detected launch
North Korea on Thursday launched an unspecified short-range ballistic missile from an area north of the capital Pyongyang, South Korean media reported.
Citing the South Korean military, Seoul-based Yonhap News reported that the latest launch, conducted from the Sunan area, might have been in protest to a recent series of large South Korea-US live-fire drills that ended this week.
Earlier in the day, a spokesperson for North Korea’s Defense Ministry issued a statement denouncing what it called the “provocative and irresponsible” drills.
Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected the launch but did not elaborate further.
North Korea last conducted a missile launch on April 13.