MOSCOW, February 27 (RIA Novosti) – North Korea fired four short-range missiles Thursday, South Korea’s largest news agency, Yonhap, reported, citing a defense ministry official in the South.
The North fired the missiles at 5:42 p.m. (08:42 GMT) just north of the border with the South, the official said, giving no details on the purpose of the launch.
The two Koreas technically remain “at war” since no peace treaty was signed when the Korean War ended in 1953.
Tensions mounted on the Korean Peninsula last year after the North conducted new nuclear and missile tests. Pyongyang threatened Seoul and the United States with war and closed off the joint industrial zone in Kaesong following a new round of international sanctions, but later voiced willingness to negotiate.