North Korea and South Korea, has recorded a series of missile exchanges near each other’s coasts in a marked escalation of hostilities.
It was reported that North Korea had fired 23 missiles and a barrage of artillery shells while South Korea replied with three air-to-ground missiles over the disputed maritime demarcation line.
According to South Korea’s military, one of the first 17 missiles flew in the direction of a South Korean island before it landed near the sea border between both countries which prompted South Korea to issue an aerial raid alert on the island.
Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said North Korea was responsible for the escalation of the situation.
North Korea had also threatened to use nuclear weapons to get the US and South Korea to “pay the most horrible price in history”.
The White House had maintained that the US has no hostile intent towards North Korea and vowed to work with allies to curb the country’s nuclear ambitions.