N. Korea fires unidentified projectile into East Sea: military
SEOUL, March 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Monday fired an unidentified projectile into the East Sea in an apparent protest against the ongoing joint military drills between South Korea and the United States, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
The projectile was launched from an area near the North's Dongchang-ri long-range missile site at 7:36 a.m. and flew across the country before splashing into the East Sea, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a text message.
It could be an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, a military official at the defense ministry said.
North Korea has staged a series of missile tests with increasing range, with the aim of eventually building long-range nuclear missiles capable of striking the U.S. mainland.