North Korea Reportedly Fires Multiple Rockets Into Sea

North Korea fired a suspected multiple rocket launch system, South Korea’s military said, the latest in North Korea’s series of missile tests amid heightened military tensions in the Korean peninsula.

South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that North Korea on Sunday fired four rockets within an hour from South Pyongan province into the sea of the country’s west coast.

“There were shots believed to be that of North Korea’s multiple rocket launchers this morning,” an official of the South Korean military said. “We are maintaining our defense readiness posture while closely following related developments.”

North Korea also launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that appeared to have exploded mid-air, according to South Korea’s military.

Pyongyang has conducted 11 rounds of launches this year, a pace that has been alarming Seoul and the international community. 

South Korea and the United States earlier warned that the country could soon test a new intercontinental ballistic missile.

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