DPRK fires ballistic missile after unprecedented year of tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watching a previous missile launch. (AFP via Getty Images)
Friday, 30 December 2022 06:35 PM EST

North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the sea east to the Korean Peninsula, Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday, citing South Korean military.

Japan’s coast guard also said North Korea fired what could be a ballistic missile, which had already fallen.

NKNews.org reported a second suspected ballistic missile before 8:16 a.m., citing “Japanese MND.”

They are the latest in an unprecedented number of missile tests conducted by North Korea this year.