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North Korea launches at least one unidentified ballistic missile

2022-12-31T00:21:10.568Z


North Korea launched at least one unidentified ballistic missile into the waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Saturday.


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SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) --

North Korea launched at least one unidentified ballistic missile into the waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Saturday, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff and Japanese authorities.

It is the latest action in a record year of test launches.

"North Korea has launched a suspected ballistic missile," Japan's prime minister's office said on Saturday.

This is the 37th day of this year that North Korea has launched a missile, according to CNN's tally.

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In 2020, North Korea conducted four missile tests.

In 2021, it doubled that number.

In 2022, the isolated nation fired more missiles than any other year on record, launching as many as 23 missiles in a single day.

Last week, it fired two short-range ballistic missiles, according to South Korean officials.

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North Korea has fired more than 90 ballistic and cruise missiles so far this year, showing off a variety of weapons as experts warn of a possible nuclear test on the horizon.

Although the tests themselves are not new, their sheer frequency marks a significant escalation that has pushed the Pacific region to its limits.

This is a developing story.

Source: cnnespanol

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