North Korea fired a missile from a ship on July 6, South Korea’s military says

July 30, 2020

Stars and Stripes

North Korea fired a missile from waters off its eastern coast earlier this month as part of routine naval exercises, South Korea’s military said Thursday.

It was the first such launch in nearly three months and occurred against a backdrop of rising tensions between the two Koreas.

The cruise missile was fired from a ship on July 6 and flew less than 62 miles, the Yonhap News Agency reported. A defense ministry official confirmed that the North fired a missile but did not provide more details.

The missile test, which was not previously announced by the North Koreans or the military in Seoul, came after a lull in weapons testing.

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