1 of 2 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, May 2016 Photo: AP Photo/Wong MayeE North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the parade at Kim Il Sung Sung Square in Pyongyang, May 2016 Photo: AP Photo/Wong MayeE
The rockets were fired around 8 a.m. local time. According to the JCS, the projectiles were analyzed by South Korean and American intelligence services. There is no information on how many rockets were fired.
“As we increase surveillance, our military is working closely with the United States and has monitored North Korean signals and activities,” the JCS said in a statement.
North Korea fires hundreds of projectiles near South Korean islands
The country has intensified its confrontation with the United States and its allies. However, officials in Washington and Seoul say they have discovered no signs that Pyongyang (the North Korean capital) is planning any imminent military action.
Officials and analysts say Kim Jong Un's government is likely to continue or even increase its provocative measures after making progress in ballistic missile development, strengthening cooperation with Russia and abandoning its decadesold goal of peaceful reunification with Korea.
2 of 2 Hwasong18 missiles tested by North Korea Photo: KCNA/Portal Hwasong18 missiles tested by North Korea Photo: KCNA/Portal
Earlier on Sunday, North Korean state media KCNA denounced a series of military exercises conducted by US and South Korean troops in recent weeks, warning of “merciless” consequences.
“Since the beginning of this year, nuclear war exercises against our republic have been going on like crazy, requiring us to be fully prepared for a deadly war,” the order said.
In September 2021, North Korea conducted its first test of a cruise missile with possible nuclear strike capability.