North Korea fires ballistic missile, marking fourth in a week


A North Korean flag flutters at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Pool/Files

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired an unspecified ballistic missile toward the east coast on Saturday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, marking Pyongyang's fourth launch in a week as it ratchets up tension in the Korean peninsula.

The launch comes after the U.S. and South Korea held the Ulchi Freedom Shield, the biggest joint military drill in about five years, and after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visited South Korea this week.

(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Chris Reese)

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