North Korea fires ballistic missile, South Korean military says

North Korea launched at least one ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea's military said.

 A tactical guided missile is launched, according to state media, at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this photo released January 17, 2022 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). (photo credit: KCNA VIA REUTERS)
A tactical guided missile is launched, according to state media, at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this photo released January 17, 2022 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
(photo credit: KCNA VIA REUTERS)

North Korea launched at least one ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea's military said.

The launch comes after Pyongyang on Tuesday demanded that the United States and South Korea stop large-scale military exercises, calling them a provocation that may draw "more powerful follow-up measures."

Broadcaster YTN reported that an air raid warning was issued on the South Korean island of Ulleung around the time of the missile launch.

A spokesman for South Korea's military said they were checking to see whether the air raid warning was related to the missile launch.

The North Korean missile appears to have landed outside japan's exclusive economic zone. according to Kyodo News

A South Korean soldiers walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a ballistic missile towards the sea off its east coast, in Seoul, South Korea, September 25, 2022. (credit: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI/FILE PHOTO)A South Korean soldiers walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a ballistic missile towards the sea off its east coast, in Seoul, South Korea, September 25, 2022. (credit: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI/FILE PHOTO)

The United States and South Korea began one of their largest combined military air drills on Monday, with hundreds of warplanes from both sides staging mock attacks 24 hours a day.

North Korea's recent missiles tests

North Korea has test-fired a record number of missiles this year and has said that a recent flurry of launches was in response to the allied drills.