North Korea fires two cruise missiles, Seoul says

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea fired two cruise missiles Wednesday, Seoul’s defence ministry said, ending a month-long lull in Pyongyang’s record-breaking spate of weapons tests this year.

The isolated nation has not tested a cruise missile — which are not banned under United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang — since January, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

The last time North Korea conducted a weapons test was July 10, when they fired what appeared to be multiple rocket launchers.

‘Early this morning, we detected that North Korea fired two cruise missiles into the West Sea from Onchon, South Pyongan province,’ a ministry official told AFP, using an alternative name for the Yellow Sea.

‘The US and South Korean military authorities are analysing detailed specifications such as flight distance.’

North Korea has conducted a blitz of sanctions-busting tests this year, including firing an intercontinental ballistic missile at full range for the first time since 2017…”

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