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N Korea fires 23 missiles off S Korea’s east and west coasts

Seoul: Adding to the series of missile launches started earlier in the day, North Korea fired six more missiles toward South Korea’s East and Yellow Seas Wednesday, S Korea military said, Yonhap news agency reported.

The North launched the latest missiles, including suspected surface-to-air ones, from 4:30 pm to 5:10 pm, toward the East Sea from Sondok and Sinpo areas, and toward the Yellow Sea from Kwail and Onchon areas, the military said.

The latest sabre-rattling comes hours after N Korea launched at least 17 ballistic and other missiles off its east and west coasts, the report said.

According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), at around 6:51 am, the North launched four short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) into the Yellow Sea from areas in North Pyongan Province.

According to the Yonhap report, starting at 9:12 am, Pyongyang staged a series of over 10 missile launches, including those presumed to be SRBMs and surface-to-air missiles, from various sites into the East Sea and Yellow Sea, the JCS added.

South Korea has sent a formal warning message to North Korea, urging the recalcitrant Kim Jong-un regime to immediately cease all provocations, it said.

South Korea closes air space

South Korea closes part of the Airspace over the East Sea amid the deteriorating conditions on the Korean Peninsula. The South Korean military alert was raised to Level 2 meaning all stations including Air, Sea & Land forces to remain on standby for anything possible.

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