North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’

North Korean leader guides strike drill in the East Sea of Korea on 4 May.

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North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-un supervised last week’s firings

North Korea has fired at least one unidentified projectile, South Korea’s military says, less than a week after it tested several short-range missiles.

The projectile was fired from the Sino-ri location north of the capital, Pyongyang, toward the east, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

On Saturday, North Korea launched a number of projectiles from its east coast into the sea.

A US envoy has visited Seoul for talks on how to break the nuclear deadlock.

In February, a meeting in Vietnam between the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and US President Donald Trump, ended without agreement.

President Trump walked away from what he described as a bad deal offered by Mr Kim.

The projectile was fired at about 16:30 local time (07:30 GMT), the South Korean military said, without providing further details.

“We’re still analysing whether it is a single or multiple projectiles,” spokesman Kim Joon-rak told AFP news agency.