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N. Korea fires several cruise missiles off west coast: JCS

Feb. 2, 2024 - 13:59 By Yonhap
This photo, released by the North's official Korean Central News Agency on Jan. 31, 2024, shows the North staging a drill to launch the Hwasal-2 strategic cruise missile off its west coast the previous day. (Yonhap)

North Korea fired several cruise missiles off its west coast Friday, the South Korean military said, in the latest in a series of the North's cruise missile launches this year.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected the North's launch at around 11 a.m. from its west coast. It did not specify the number of missiles.

"While strengthening our monitoring and vigilance, our military has been closely coordinating with the United States to monitor additional signs of North Korea's provocations," the JCS said in a text message sent to reporters.

It marked the North's fourth cruise missile launches already this year. (Yonhap)