The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) test-fired five short-range missiles off its east coast on Oct. 12, the Republic of Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

The DPRK issued a navigation ban in waters off its coast from Oct. 10-20, the source added.

This is the first DPRK’s missile launching in three months.

The launches took place in the context of the DPRK’s announcement it will resume international talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme./.