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N.Korea fires unidentified projectile -S.Korea defense ministry

Reuters logo Reuters 3/2/2020

In this undated photo provided Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a ruling party meeting in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim has called for stronger anti-virus efforts to guard against COVID-19, saying there will be “serious consequences” if the illness spreads to the country.  Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP) © Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP In this undated photo provided Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a ruling party meeting in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim has called for stronger anti-virus efforts to guard against COVID-19, saying there will be “serious consequences” if the illness spreads to the country. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP) SEOUL, March 2 (Reuters) - North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Monday, South Korea's defense ministry said.

The ministry did not provide details of the projectile.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw military drills on Friday, a rare public outing amid efforts to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus in the isolated country. (Reporting by Hyonhee Shin amd Jack Kim; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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