North Korea has fired several cruise missiles toward the sea to the west of the Korean Peninsula, the South Korean military says.
This would be North Korea's latest missile launch since it fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday, as Pyongyang and Washington step up displays of military force in a standoff over the isolated country's nuclear weapons and missile programs.
A number of cruise missiles launched since about 4am on Saturday were detected, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
On Wednesday, North Korea fired missiles hours after a US nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) surfaced for a rare visit to South Korea.
North Korea also warned on Thursday that deployment of US aircraft carriers, bombers or missile submarines in South Korea could meet criteria for its use of nuclear weapons.
Australian Associated Press