DPRK fires unidentified projectile to East Sea: Yonhap
Updated 11:54, 19-Oct-2021

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired an unidentified projectile into the East Sea, Yonhap reported on Tuesday, citing Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the Republic of Korea (ROK).


The "unidentified ballistic missile" was fired from Sinpo into the sea east of the peninsula, Seoul's JCS said in a statement.

"ROK and U.S. intelligence are closely analyzing for additional detail," it added.

The launch on Tuesday would be the latest weapons test by the DPRK, which has pressed ahead with military development in the face of international sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Sinpo is the place where the DPRK keeps its submarines as well as equipment for test firing submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). The DPRK has also launched other types of missiles from that area.

The launch came as the intelligence chiefs of the United States, the ROK and Japan were due to meet in Seoul to discuss the standoff with the DPRK, amid other issues, Yonhap reported, citing a government source.

(With input from Reuters, AFP)

(Cover: A test-fire of a "newly developed" anti-aircraft missile carried out by the Academy of Defence Science of the DPRK, September 30, 2021. /CFP)

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