In a move that’s becoming all too familiar, North Korea fired off multiple cruise missiles into the sea at around 9 AM on Wednesday, February 14 — that’s roughly around 12 midnight, Tuesday GMT.

South Korea’s military was quick to report the action, highlighting ongoing tensions in the region.

The launches took place off the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, with South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) keeping a close eye on the situation.

“While strengthening surveillance and vigilance, our military is cooperating closely with the United States and closely monitoring additional signs and activities from North Korea,” the JCS wrote in a statement, quoted by Reuters following the incident.

Details regarding the exact number of missiles fired and their range are still under wraps, but one thing’s for sure: North Korea is dead set on beefing up its arsenal.

This isn’t news to anyone who’s been paying attention.

Analysts reckon these provocations are all part of the grand scheme to keep the pressure on their rivals, especially during key political events like the elections in South Korea and the United States.

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