North Korean missiles strike water off Korean coast

Anna Sipek

Just hours after North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, announced the country was in possession of miniaturized nuclear warheads, North Korea sent two-short range ballistic missiles into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula.

South Korean Ministry of Defense reported the missiles flying from the Hwanghae Province, just south of the North Korean capital. The missiles traveled around 500 kilometers until finally waters just short of South Korea.

These missiles are allegedly in response to the ongoing US – South Korea military exercises in conjunction  with the recent United Nations sanctions, imposed after recent long range missile and nuclear bomb tests.

The act has been viewed by some as a pre-emptive strike against the United States and South Korea.