Tests come a day before South Korean elections and Kim Il Sung’s birthday
Fighter jets also fired several missiles in what appeared to be a military exercise on the eve of the 108th anniversary of the birth of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-Sung, the late grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-un.
They may also be intended to “mark” South Korean elections due to take place on Wednesday.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the first series of projectiles — presumed to be cruise missiles — were fired from the North’s eastern Kangwon province on Tuesday morning before flying toward the country’s eastern sea.
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