It is believed that Kim Jong Un has been found in the eastern city of Wonsan amid speculation that his health is failing.
A barrage of North Korean missiles fired from both the ground and fighter jets splashed down on the waters off the country’s east coast, a show of force on the eve of a key state anniversary in the north and elections in the rival south.
The string of weapons drills come as a prolonged hiatus in disarmament talks with the United States drags on, and despite recent overtures from Washington offering help to contain the pandemic.
The closure of the Punggye-ri test site, where all of Pyongyang's six nuclear bomb test explosions occurred, is expected to happen on Thursday or Friday. Foreign and South Korean media will be present.
A North Korean missile appears to have exploded seconds after launch, the US and South Korean militaries say.
US military says North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles, but both failed.
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