U.S. B-1B strategic bomber returns to ROK as DPRK fires missile

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has fired a short-range ballistic missile eastward, Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday, citing the Republic of Korea (ROK)'s military. 

The latest launch, the third of this week, came amid an ongoing annual large-scale joint ROK-U.S. military drill, known as the Freedom Shield exercises, that runs from March 13 to 23.

According to the ROK Defense Ministry, a U.S. nuclear-capable B-1B strategic bomber has returned to the ROK for joint exercises on Sunday in light of the new launch test. 

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