SEOUL — North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine off its east coast into the sea, the South Korean military said.
North Korea launched the missile from a submarine off the town of Sinpo on Wednesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. The launch comes just two days after the U.S. and South Korea began annual joint military exercises that the North considers practice for an invasion.
North Korea usually responds to the regular South Korea-U.S. military drills with weapons tests and fiery warlike rhetoric.
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