North Korea has fired another missile into the sea, South Korea says.
The launch – North Korea’s 12th of the year – took place on Wednesday morning, just days after the country accused the United States of spying.
This was announced by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in South Korea, at Associated Press.
The missile was launched from waters east of North Korea, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
It was not clear how far the missile traveled.
The South Korean military said it was a long-range missile, according to Reuters.
Japan’s Defense Ministry also confirmed that the explosives had been found.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has ordered his staff to gather information about the installation and be prepared for any unplanned events, Reuters reported.
Wednesday’s launch comes just days after North Korea issued a series of statements criticizing the United States for flying a warplane to spy on the site.
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said the United States had flown a spy plane over the North eight times in one day.
“A strange event will take place over time in the 20 to 40-kilometer area where US spy planes often fly in the air above economic waters” in North Korea, Kim Yo Jong said, according to the AP.
The United States and South Korea have rejected the statement despite North Korea’s threats.
Meanwhile, experts say North Korea plans to celebrate the holiday on July 27 with a huge parade commemorating its victory in the Korean War against the United States and South Korea.
The holiday is also expected to include military parades, Reuters reports.