South Korea’s Defense Ministry says North Korea fired a short-range surface-to-air missile toward the Sea of Japan on Friday.
Ministry officials said the missile was fired from near Sondok in the eastern province of Hamgyong-namdo at around 1:00 PM, South Korea time. They said it fell in the Sea of Japan.
Yonhap news agency said the missile flew about 100 kilometers. Defense ministry officials are analyzing information.
North Korea has recently fired a series of projectiles. In March, it launched what appeared to be Scud short-range ballistic missiles, Rodong medium-range ballistic missiles, and a new type of rocket.
South Korean officials say they have stepped up their alert level as the North may attempt further provocations while the Nuclear Security Summit is underway in Washington.
Source and image: NHK