The projectiles are short-range, according to the South Korean military. The Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea detected this Sunday the launch of eight ballistic missiles from the territory of the North, reports the South Korean portal Yonhap.
The projectiles flew to the east, in the direction of the Sea of Japan. The military has not yet identified the model, although they specified that they are short-range.
This is the eighteenth launch so far this year. The last time Pyongyang fired ballistic missiles on May 25. So, he launched three projectiles in less than an hour. In response, South Korean and US missile forces each fired at least one shot.
In mid-May, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki , noted that North Korea was ready to carry out a nuclear test “even this very month.”