North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after flurry of rocket launches

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after flurry of rocket launches

North Korea has fired what appeared to be two cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast earlier on Tuesday.

Yonhap news reported the launch, citing military sources, which comes days after a flurry of ballistic missile tests from the secretive state.

South Korea’s military is assessing the launches to determine the type of projectiles used, Yonhap news said.

The office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff did not immediately have confirmation of the report.

Cruise missile launches by the North are not banned under United Nations sanctions imposed on Pyongyang, which has defied
international condemnation and conducted four rounds of ballistic missile tests, the last on January 17.

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