North Korea fires missile near eastern Japanese sea

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New York [U.S.A], Mar. 6 (ANI): North Korea has fired a missile into a sea east off Japan, CNN quoted a South Korean Defense Ministry as saying. The official said that the missile was launched from Northern Pyongan province Tongchang-ri, on Monday morning. The firing comes nearly a month after North Korea test-fired a medium-long range ballistic missile, the Pukguksong-2. This comes as South Korea and United States are currently holding their annual military exercises, known as Foal Eagle. North Korea had already denounced this exercise through state media service KCNA. "Now that the US imperialists and the South Korean puppet forces again kicked off the dangerous nuclear war drills against the DPRK at its doorstep, our army will counter them with the toughest counteractions," CNN quoted the statement.(ANI)