North Korea fired multiple cruise missiles toward the East Sea on Wednesday, the South Korean military said.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it detected the launch from the Hamhung area on the North’s east coast. It did not immediately provide other details, according to South Korea’s (Yonhap) news agency.

The launch came as South Korea and the United States are conducting the combined Freedom Shield (FS) command post exercise as well as the concurrent field training exercise, called the Warrior Shield. The 11-day FS is set to end Thursday.

The North fired a short-range ballistic missile into the East Sea during what it claimed to be tactical “nuclear counterattack” drills on the weekend.

Source: Qatar News Agency