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North Korea Fired More than 40 Missiles This Year

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the waters off its eastern coast on October 14, the latest in a series of recent North Korean launches.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was launched from the Sunan area near the North Korean capital Pyongyang. Reuters said this was at least North Korea’s 41st ballistic missile launch this year.

North Korea stated that its recent string of missile tests, including an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan last week, was in response to the joint military exercises by South Korea and the United States.

North Korea’s latest launch in the early hours of Friday also drew Japan’s attention. The Japanese government said the missile is believed to have fallen outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone, about 370 kilometers from the coast.

Source: Epoch Times, October 13, 2022