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North Korean Missile Lands Off South Korean Coast For First Time, Prompting Air Raid Warnings

North Korea has fired more than 20 missiles into the sea, including one that landed less than 60 kilometres from South Korea’s coast.

It was the first time a ballistic missile had landed near the South’s waters since the peninsula was divided, and the most missiles fired by the North in a single day.

South Korea’s military said North Korea launched at least 23 missiles — 17 in the morning and six in the afternoon — off its eastern and western coasts on Wednesday.

South Korea issued rare air raid warnings and launched its own missiles in response as tensions spiralled in the region.

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