North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about outbreak

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Posted at 11:14 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 23:14:12-04

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says North Korea has fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, calling it “very inappropriate” at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff detected the projectiles flying from the North Korean eastern coastal city of Wonsan into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan on Sunday morning.

The military in Seoul urged North Korea to stop such action, which experts say suggests leader Kim Jong Un is trying to shore up internal solidarity amid worries about a coronavirus outbreak in the country that's struggling under U.S.-led sanctions.