South Korea conducted a live-fire drill with its ballistic missiles after N. Korea missile launch

South Korea’s military on Friday conducted a live-fire exercise with its indigenous ballistic missiles in a show of force against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) missile launch provocation.

The military carried out a live-firing drill by mobilizing its homegrown Hyunmoo-2A ballistic missiles, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The DPRK launched an unidentified ballistic missile, believed to have an intermediate-range capability, at about 6:57 a.m. local time (2227 GMT Thursday) from an area near its capital Pyongyang, according to the JCS.

The missile flew some 3,700 km over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and fell into the waters in the North Pacific.