South Korean officials accused North Korea of test firing seven short-range missiles into the sea as the South Korea-US military drills is ongoing.

A South Korean defense official said the surface-to-air missiles launched by North Korea last Thursday flew into waters off the eastern coast of the reclusive nation.

The source said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even inspected the missiles before they were fired. The source, however, did not divulge to the Associated Press how he got his information.