North Korea fires ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan

uni1458283335SEOUL – Provocateur North Korea on Friday did what it does the best, provoke neighbours and the world powers by launching ballistic missiles and raise possibility of more global economic sanctions.

According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, the latest ballistic missile launch came around 5:55 a.m. Friday, near Sukchon county, South Pyongang province. The missile flew a distance of 800 kilometers before crashing off the North’s east coast, the chiefs said.

The North Korean move is the latest ostentatious display of the military power by North Korea that roils with tension on the peninsula.

It comes a week after Pyongyang fired two missiles from North Hwanghae province, south of the capital, toward the sea east of the Korean Peninsula.

South Korean military is said to have tracked the projectiles and is monitoring the situation, it said.

The launch was confirmed by US officials. A defense official told CNN the United States tracked two ballistic missiles, adding it appears to be a Rodong missile fired from a road-mobile launcher. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.