North Korea Unleashes Biggest 1-Day Missile Barrage

TOPSHOT - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before a meeting with  US President Donald Trump on the south side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • North Korea on Wednesday fired more than 20 missiles in the direction of South Korea, and at least one landed near the rivals’ tense sea border.
  • South Korea retaliated by firing its test missiles and sending some citizens to evacuate in underground shelters.
  • This is the most missiles North Korea has ever fired in one day and the first time a short-range ballistic missile had landed near South Korea’s territory since 1945 when the peninsula was divided.

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