North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles

Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP
This photo distributed by the North Korean government shows what it says a test-fire of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location in North Korea on March 24.

SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea fired four short-range ballistic missiles into the western sea on Saturday morning, said South Korean military, adding the missiles flew about 130 kilometers with altitude of about 20 kilometers.

North Korea has launched a series of missiles this week, including a possible failed intercontinental ballistic missile, drawing condemnation from Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.

The missile launches raised speculation North Korea could be readying for the resumption of nuclear testing for the first time since 2017.