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Seoul Warns People in Ulleungdo Island to Hide in Bunkers after North Korea Launches Missile

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Last Updated: November 02, 2022, 06:53 IST

Seoul, South Korea

People were urged to seek shelter in Ulleungdo after Pyongyang tested a ballistic missile (Image: Shutterstock/Representative)

People were urged to seek shelter in Ulleungdo after Pyongyang tested a ballistic missile (Image: Shutterstock/Representative)

The ballistic missile landed in the high sea but was headed towards the island of Ulleungdo

South Korea on Wednesday told residents on the island of Ulleungdo off its east coast to evacuate to bunkers after North Korea fired three short range ballistic missiles.

A missile headed towards the island before landing in the high sea, according to Yonhap News, which cited defence officials.

An air raid warning broadcast on national television told residents of Ulleungdo to “evacuate to the nearest underground shelter".

North Korea fired an “unidentified ballistic missile" on Wednesday, Seoul’s military said, a test that follows Pyongyang’s warnings over large-scale joint air drills conducted by South Korea and the US.

“North Korea fires an unidentified ballistic missile toward the East Sea," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, referring to the body of water also known as the Sea of Japan.

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first published:November 02, 2022, 06:52 IST
last updated:November 02, 2022, 06:53 IST
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