North Korea fires ballistic missiles as US says attack will be end of regime

North Korea is understood to have launched ballistic missiles into the ocean.

The reports come from the South Korean military, which claims two have been fired.

The event is understood to have taken place at midday today (Friday, October 28), from the eastern coastal region of Tongchon – around 37 miles from the border with the DPRK’s (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) with its southern neighbour.

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This latest launch is, according to theIndependent, closer to the border than previous such incidents.

South Korea has for some time insisted it is ready for an attack from the DPRK, maintaining close surveillance and working in tandem with the USA.

In a stark warning, the US has now warned the DPRK that any attack brought against it or South Korea would spell doom for the current regime, headed by Kim Jong-un.

A report discussing the Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy claimed: “There is no scenario in which the Kim regime could employ nuclear weapons and survive."

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The security hub has also promised to keep using its nuclear deterrent in a bid to stave off aggression from the isolated country.

North Korea last tested missiles on October 14.

The USA and South Korea are due to begin military games and training next week between Monday and Friday and have earned the name “Vigilant Storm”.

It is expected to involve 140 fighters from South Korea and 100 from the USA.

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