North Korea: Third missile launch this week

North Korea held another missile test Friday – its third in eight days as it tries to pressure the US into restarting stalled nuclear talks and halting joint military exercises with the South.

The missiles were launched at 2:59am and 3:23am from the country’s east coast and flew 137 miles out to sea at a maximum height of 15 miles before coming down.

South Korea and the US said it appears the projectiles were short-range ballistic missiles similar to the type that Kim Jong-un’s regime tested on Thursday last week.

Kim also tested what he described as a ‘large-calibre multiple launch guided rocket system’ early Wednesday morning.

Following Wednesday’s test, the regime said the rockets would be ‘an inescapable distress to the forces becoming a fat target of the weapon’, believed to be a reference to South Korean and US forces, both of which are within its range.