The first time, North Korea fired a missile across the maritime border.

North Korea has fired a missile south of the maritime border, triggering retaliatory strikes from the North on Wednesday morning


The first missile fired by North Korea since the peninsula’s division to cross the two nations’ maritime boundary was fired toward the South.

The short-range ballistic missile caused air-raid alerts on Ulleungdo island and landed around 60 kilometres (37 miles) from the South Korean city of Sokcho.

Later, in retaliation for the North, South Korea launched three missiles.

The launch by Pyongyang was referred regarded as a “effective territorial invasion” by President Yoon Suk-yeol of Seoul.

The South Korean military reported that Pyongyang launched at least 10 missiles “east and west” on Wednesday morning.

Later on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said it had fired three air-to-ground missiles towards north of its maritime border, in response to the North’s launch.

It had earlier declared that military could not “tolerate this kind of North Korea’s provocative act, and will strictly and firmly respond under close South Korea-U.S. cooperation,” said the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a statement.

They added South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol had ordered a “swift response” to the latest aggression.

Both South Korea and Japan’s leaders have called national security meetings in response to North Korea’s latest firings

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