Shots allegedly fired by North Korea found in South Korea

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armed forces of south korea said on Sunday that he had found the trajectories of shots that appeared to have been fired by North Korea, possibly from multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that the shots were detected after 6:00 p.m. and that the military stepped up surveillance and alert levels, without mentioning any further response.

North Korea often tests MLRs during military exercises, and in recent years has also developed larger versions of such missiles. Smaller rockets and projectiles are considered central to North Korea’s plans to strike targets in South Korea in the event of a conflict.

North Korea has tested a range of missiles this year, from its largest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to its small MLRS. All are banned by UN Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions on North Korea’s missile development.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) speaks at a cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, January 1.  August 2, 2018 South Korea on Tuesday offered to hold high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month's Winter Olympics in the country's south.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) speaks at a cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, January 1. August 2, 2018 South Korea on Tuesday offered to hold high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month’s Winter Olympics in the country’s south.
((Kim Joo Hyun / Yonghap via AP))

South Korea is developing a $2.6 billion artillery interception system similar to Israel’s Iron Dome, designed to protect against the North Korean arsenal long-range guns and missiles.

This photo released by the North Korean government shows the test launch of a Hwaseong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at an undisclosed location in North Korea on March 24, 2022.  Independent journalists were not given access to coverage of the event depicted in this image released by the North Korean government.  The content of this image is provided by and cannot be independently verified.  The watermark in Korean on the image, provided by the source, reads: "CTAC" which is the abbreviation for Korea Central News Agency.

This photo released by the North Korean government shows the test launch of a Hwaseong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at an undisclosed location in North Korea on March 24, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to coverage of the event depicted in this image released by the North Korean government. The content of this image is provided by and cannot be independently verified. The watermark in Korean on the image provided by the source reads “KCNA”, which is the abbreviation for the Korea Central News Agency.
(Korea Central News Agency/Korean News Service via AP, file))

Much of the territory surrounding the capital Seoul is home to about half of its 52 million people and is within range of North Korean long-range guns and multiple launch rocket systems.

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A K1A2 tank of the South Korean army moves during a military exercise in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

A K1A2 tank of the South Korean army moves during a military exercise in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
((AP Photo/Ahn Young-jun))

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United States stationing about 28,500 troops in South Korea, where they train alongside South Korean forces to counter the North. The allies conducted their own missile exercises in response to some of North Korea’s earlier launches.