Ahead of the birth anniversary of the country’s founder, North Korea on Tuesday fired a barrage of short-range missiles, said the South Korean military.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the country’s northern neighbor fired projectiles assumed to be anti-ship cruise missiles into the East Sea, Seoul-based Yonhap news reported. The projectiles flew over 93 miles before splashing into the water.

North Korea is commemorating the Day of the Sun on April 15, an important annual public holiday in the country marking the birth of founder Kim Il-sung.

“The projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles, were

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