North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the East Sea on Monday, as China hosts leaders from across the world for the G-20 summit, according to reports from the South Korean News Service and the Associated Press.
North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles from Hwangju in the North Hwanghae Province at around 12:14 p.m. local time, Yonhap News Service and the AP reported, citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. Officials did not elaborate on the range of the missiles.
While missile and rocket tests are common in North Korea, this one occurred as world leaders are gathered in the east Chinese city of Hangzhou for the G-20 summit.
Earlier on Monday, South Korean President Park Geun-hye criticized the neighbor to the north for what she described as provocations that are hurting Seoul-Beijing relations, AP reported.