North Korea fires second suspected missile in six days.
Written by News Room on January 11, 2022
North Korea has fired a suspected ballistic missile, less than a week after it launched what it claimed was a hypersonic missile.
South Korea said it detected the launch at 07:27 local time on Tuesday (22:27 GMT on Monday).
Japan’s coast guard also reported the launch, saying North Korea had fired a ballistic missile-like object.
It comes shortly after six countries issued a statement urging the North to cease its destabilising actions.
The latest launch underscores North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s pledge to bolster the country’s defences as part of its policy priorities for 2022, which were outlined during a key meeting in December.