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N. Korea Fires 8 Missiles, Testing Biden With Launch Record

  • Latest test comes after US-South Korea hold naval drills
  • Pyongyang last fired off missiles after Biden’s trip in May
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North Korea Fires Eight Short-Range Ballistic Missiles
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North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles Sunday, pushing it to a record number of launches in a single year under Kim Jong Un, who appears ready to further ratchet up tensions with his first test of a nuclear device since 2017.

South Korea’s military said it detected the missiles being fired between 9:08 a.m. and 9:43 a.m. from four different sites, including an area around Pyongyang’s main airport toward waters off its east coast. The single-day ballistic barrage is likely the biggest since Kim took power a decade ago, with launches for this year beating the previous record of 24. North Korea has so far fired off 31 ballistic missiles in 2022, which include at least two failed attempts.