North Korea fired multiple rocket launchers, Seoul says

North Korea fired multiple rocket launchers, Sé oul

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North Korea fired what appears to be multiple rocket launchers on Sunday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of provocations by the nuclear-armed nation. nuclear weapon. 

The South Korean military has detected 'flight trajectories' that are likely North Korean artillery fire, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said of Seoul.

“Our military spotted flight paths suspected of being North Korean multiple rocket launchers between approximately 6:21 p.m. and 6:37 p.m. today,” the staff said, without specifying. the number.

“Our military has increased surveillance and vigilance, and maintained a thorough preparedness posture, in close cooperation with the United States,” he added. 

The presidential national security office held a meeting on the shootings and said it was “closely monitoring” the situation in the event of further fire from Pyongyang.

North Korea this year proceeded to a series of weapons tests, including the firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time since 2017.

Seoul and Washington also believe that Kim Jong Un's regime could soon conduct a seventh test nuclear weapons, which would prompt a “swift and forceful” response, US Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman warned.

Last month, South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup, had assured that Seoul would “strengthen” its military capabilities as well as its security cooperation with Washington and Tokyo, to counter the military threat from Pyongyang.

Six American F-35A fighters have arrived in South Korea last week for a 10-day allied exercise, through July 14, in the c adre of the first public deployment of US stealth warplanes in the country since late 2017.