North Korea fired this Saturday, which is already Sunday, January 1, 2023 in the country, a short-range ballistic missile into the sea, the South Korean army reported, quoted by the South Korean agency Yonhap.
Pyongyang had launched three more ballistic missiles on Saturday, December 31, 2022.
This shot from the first day of 2023 came from the Yongseong neighborhood in the North Korean capital and fell into the Sea of Japan, Yonhap said, citing the South Korean General Staff.
Military tensions on the Korean peninsula have risen sharply in 2022, with North Korea conducting tests almost monthly, including launching its most advanced ICBM.
Pyongyang fired three short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, according to the Seoul military, a day after South Korea successfully tested a solid-fuel space launcher.
These North Korean attacks also followed the incursion of five ‘drones’ (unmanned flying devices) into South Korean airspace earlier in the week.
This North Korean incursion was the first incident of this type in five years and led to an apology from the Seoul Defense Minister for the failure of its aviation, which failed to shoot down a single one of these ‘drones’, despite the mobilization of fighter jets for a mission that lasted five hours.