SEOUL - Seoul fired two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan this morning following Pyongyang's test of a new missile, and called for a confrontation with the northern threat through increased defense capabilities and international efforts.
South Korean military authorities said Wednesday that the army conducted live-fire exercises involving two Hyunmu-2 missiles launched from an area adjacent to the western part of the inter-Korean border, six minutes after the launch of the North Korean missile.
Earlier this morning, Pyongyang launched a ballistic missile believed to be medium-range and a distance of 3,700 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 770 kilometers, flying over northern Japan before falling into the Pacific waters.
The first missile struck a target of 250 km (250 miles) in the Sea of Japan, which is the same distance between the drill area and the North Korean missile launch site near Pyongyang International Airport, the authorities said. Finished