North Korea fires fourth round of missile tests in one week

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North Korea on Saturday fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the North's fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals.

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Published on October 4, 2022 -  01:31
South Korea and U.S. Respond After North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan
South Korea and U.S. Respond , After North Korea Fires Another , Missile Over Japan. Early on October 4, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan. . ABC reports that South Korean and U.S. forces conducted a precision bombing drill and a joint package flight in response to the North Korean weapons test. ABC reports that South Korean and U.S. forces conducted a precision bombing drill and a joint package flight in response to the North Korean weapons test. According to a spokesperson for the Japanese government, the missile was not shot down because it was not believed to post a threat. Regardless, the government issued a "J-alert" through Japan's emergency warning system, telling residents to seek cover underground or in sturdy buildings. ABC reports that a U.S. defense official confirmed the North Korean ballistic missile launch. The October 4 launch was the fifth missile test in just over a week, and it marked the seventh time a missile has been fired in the direction of Japan. In 2022 alone, North Korea has fired 21 ballistic missiles and two cruise missiles, a record number of launches in a single year. In 2022 alone, North Korea has fired 21 ballistic missiles and two cruise missiles, a record number of launches in a single year. North Korea's actions threaten Japan and the international community. Missile launches like this go against the U.N. resolutions, South Korean government spokesperson, via ABC. Late on October 3, the White House said in a statement that , "the United States strongly condemns the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) dangerous and reckless decision to launch a long-range ballistic missile over Japan.". ABC reports that analysts have warned that North Korea may be looking to reaffirm its nuclear weapons capability with a potential seventh nuclear test

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