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South Korea responds to North Korea by launching 3 missiles from F-15 and F-16 fighter jets into North Korean waters

the army of South Korea today launched three air-to-ground precision missiles into North Korean waters in response to launches by North Korea, which fired more than 10 missiles earlier in the day, one of which landed in South Korean waters, something that had never happened before.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) detailed in a statement that F-15 and F-16 fighter jets fired these precision missiles “into the open sea in waters north of LLN (the Northern Limit Line, dividing between the waters of both countries)” to “respond to the North Korean provocation”, in what is also the first time that missiles from Seoul have landed in the territorial waters of the neighboring country.

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North Korea today launched more than 10 missiles of various typesone of which, a short-range ballistic missile, crashed 57 kilometers east of the coastal city of Sokcho (160 km northeast of Seoul), marking the first time a projectile from Pyongyang has landed in waters. southerners

A man looks at a television screen showing a news broadcast with archival footage of a North Korean missile test. (JUNG YEON-JE / AFP).

“Several types of missiles have been launched so far, more than 10 including the three announced this morning,” explained later in a brief message a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The missile launches by both Koreas come at a time when Seoul and Washington are holding their biggest air exercises (they have mobilized some 240 planes) in five years.

on the eve, Pyongyang he warned that he would retaliate “more powerfully” for considering these war games a threat to his sovereignty.

Tension on the peninsula has risen to dangerous levels in recent weeks in the face of insistent northern launches, the maneuvers of the allies and the possibility that Pyongyang, as the satellites point out, will carry out its first nuclear test in five years.

Although the figures vary according to the type of classification, today’s is the 36th North Korean launch so far this year (a record number), according to the database of the American NGO Nuclear Threat Initiative.

Source: Elcomercio

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