Seoul, Oct 28 (EFE).- North Korea on Friday launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan – also known as East Sea -, something that further contributes to the escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula.
The South Korean forces detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched by North Korea from the Tongcheon area of Gangwon province to the East Sea between 11.59am and 12.18pm on Oct.28, Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
Pyongyang has now carried out a record 45 missile launches so far this year.
Moreover, the joint maneuvers between Seoul and Washington has increased the possibility of the Kim Jong-un regime of conducting a fresh nuclear test, escalating tension to levels similar to that witnessed during the 2017 crisis.
The recent launch coincides with the day that Seoul and Washington are expected to conclude their combined Hoguk military exercises.
The two allies have also announced that they will be conducting large-scale aerial exercises using fifth generation fighter-bombers between Oct.31 and Nov.4. EFE