North Korea fired more than 10 missiles, the South condemned the “territorial invasion” and responded

One of the missiles fell near the territorial waters of South Korea. In addition, North Korea fired 100 artillery shells into the maritime “buffer zone”.

The two Koreas fired missiles at each other on Wednesday: Pyongyang fired more than 10 missiles, one of which landed near South Korea’s territorial waters, prompting Seoul to retaliate with three air-to-surface missiles, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said. “de facto territorial occupation“. A short-range ballistic missile attributed to North Korea first crossed the Northern Limit Line, the de facto maritime border between the two countries, prompting a rare airstrike warning that urged residents of South Korea’s Ullendo Island to seek underground shelters. In addition, North Korea extended its maritime “buffer zone” 100 artillery shells fired.

A man watches a North Korean missile launch in front of a television in Seoul. JUNG YEON-JE / AFP

According to the Seoul military, this “for the first time since the partition of the peninsulaIn 1953, after the fighting in the Korean War, a North Korean missile landed very close to the South’s territorial waters. There’s Yoon Suk-yeol”It pointed out that North Korea’s provocation was the first time since the split that a missile had crossed the Northern Border Line, an actual territorial invasion.said in the statement of the president of South Korea.

The missile closest to South Korea landed in waters just 57 kilometers (35 miles) east of the South Korean mainland, Seoul’s military said.very rare and unbearablePyongyang’s strike. “We declare that our army will resolutely respond to this“, he added. Soon after, Seoul’s military said it fired three air-to-surface missiles near the point on the sea border where the North Korean missile landed.

“Tensions are increasing on the Korean Peninsula”

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff initially claimed to have detected the launch of three short-range ballistic missiles. But he later revealed that North Korea had launched it.More than 10 missiles of different types to East and West“. President Yoon called a meeting of the National Security Council regarding the launch, according to analysts.aggressive and threatening“for several years. The South Korean president ordered additional measures “It was swift and severe that North Korea’s provocations would pay a heavy price“.

Japan has also confirmed the launch of North Korean missiles, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters that he wants it.hold a national security meeting as soon as possible“. Seoul and Washington are currently conducting the largest joint air exercise in their history.Vigilant StormIn which hundreds of warplanes from both armies participated (Awake Storm). North Korea’s official media reported on Wednesday that Park Jong-chon, a field marshal and secretary of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, called the exercises aggressive and provocative. According to him, the name of these maneuvers sounds like an operation.desert storm», the name given to the military operations carried out by the US-led coalition against Iraq in 1990 and 1991 after the invasion of Kuwait.

If the United States and South Korea try to use the armed forces against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) without fear, the special equipment of the armed forces of the DPRK will carry out their strategic mission without delay.According to the KCNA state news agency, Park Jong-chon said this. “The US and South Korea will make a terrible deal and pay the worst price in history“, he added.

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