North Korea once again fired ballistic missiles after firing a record 23 missiles in a day
The recovered debris of the missile was a Soviet-era anti-aircraft weapon that dates back to the 1960s.
Similar missiles were used by the Russian military to carry out ground attacks on Ukraine
Seoul, North Korea, stunned by the maneuvers of South Korea and America, has once again fired a ballistic missile after firing a record 23 missiles in a day. The news agency Reuters quoted the South Korean military as saying that North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from its east coast. South Korea said on Wednesday that the recovered debris of a North Korean missile fired a week ago amid sea launches was a Soviet-era anti-aircraft weapon that dates back to the 1960s.
South Korea’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday an analysis of the 3-metre (9.8-foot)-long debris brought from water near Korea’s eastern maritime border showed it was North Korea’s SA-5 surface-to-air missiles. was one of them. The ministry said a similar missile was used by the Russian military to carry out ground attacks during the invasion of Ukraine. Videos released by the South Korean military showed a broken rocket engine and wires sticking out of a broken rocket body were still attached to the wings.
Missile fell near South Korean waters
Earlier last week, during one such launch, the missile had fallen close to South Korean waters. Tension between the two countries escalated after a North Korean missile fell close to South Korean waters. Responding to North Korea, South Korea also fired three missiles one after the other and made it clear that it too is not going to bow down.
According to the Korean News Agency, this missile was fired as a response after North Korea fired a dozen missiles. Earlier, North Korea threatened to use nuclear weapons to make both countries “pay the most terrible price in history” after witnessing the maneuvers of South Korea and the US.
Tags: Asia, North Korea, South korea
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 09, 2022, 15:22 IST