Seoul: North Korea fired a short-range missile said AFP quoting South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The missile was fired from the east coast city of Wonsan towards the east at 9 AM on Saturday, said South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff.

As per joint chiefs of staff, South Korea and US authorities are analysing details of the missile, Yonhap reported.

The joint chiefs of staff were not immediately available for comment, while South Korea’s presidential spokeswoman said they were checking the report. Reportedly, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un watched the firing of the weapon at the country’s Academy of Defence Science.

Apart from this new missile fired, there have been reports of new activity at a North Korean missile research centre and long-range rocket site. North Korea is believed to be building long-range missiles targeting the US.

On November 2018, Kim had overseen the test of an unidentified tactical weapon that could protect North Korea like a steel wall, state media had said.