South Korean military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile into waters off its east coast.

The latest launch came just three days after Pyongyang last fired a missile, as warnings grew that it may conduct a nuclear test.

Japan’s coast guard, citing information from its Defence Ministry, said that North Korea had launched an object “likely to be a ballistic missile,” and warned its vessels to be aware.

The launch was likely the nuclear-armed country’s 15th weapons test so far this year.

yesterday’s test came just a few days before South Korea’s new hawkish President Yoon Suk-yeol was inaugurated on Tuesday.

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