The South Korean military announced that North Korea fired several cruise missiles off its eastern coast on Sunday.
"Our army detected several unspecified cruise missiles launched around 8 am (local time) on Sunday, in waters off Shinpo, North Korea," South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, reported by Yonhap News Agency.
The authority did not specify the number of missiles launched, but said it was working with the United States to analyze the latest launch by North Korea, stressing that it had strengthened monitoring and preparedness operations.
"While strengthening our monitoring and vigilance, our military has been closely coordinating with the United States to monitor additional signs of North Korea's provocations", it said.
North Korea announced Thursday that it had test-fired a new strategic missile for the first time as part of "regular and binding" activities to develop powerful weapons systems.
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