The Japanese Coast Guard announced today, Friday, that North Korea launched an unidentified object into the Sea of Japan, which is likely to be a ballistic missile.
Kyodo reported that ships at sea were warned to be careful not to approach the object if it fell into the water.
Yonhap also reported that the South Korean army confirmed that North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile towards the East Sea today, Friday. No other details were immediately announced.
On Sunday, North Korea launched what Seoul officials described as two medium-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea. It later claimed that the launch was aimed at developing a reconnaissance satellite.
It is noteworthy that North Korea had already launched dozens of missiles since the beginning of 2022, including an intercontinental ballistic missile test that was carried out last November.