Fresh reports have suggest that the North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
The missiles were fired from a western region south of the capital Pyongyang, said the statement just after noon local time (0300 GMT). No other details were immediately available, report according to The Guardian UK says
The South Korea says Pyongyang has fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast, in a show of force timed to the G20 economic summit in China
The launches came hours after the leaders of South Korea and China, the North’s main diplomatic ally, met on the sidelines of the G20 world leaders’ meeting in Hangzhou, China.
North Korea regularly engages in missile and rocket tests, especially when the world’s eyes are turned to north-east Asia.
On Monday on the sidelines of the summit, South Korean President Park Geun-hye criticised the North for what she called provocations that are hurting Seoul-Beijing ties.