North Korea Launches Two Short-Range Ballistic Missiles – Report

Asia & Pacific

This is the third time the DPRK has launched missiles recently, following the launch of three unidentified projectiles into the Sea of Japan on 9 March.

North Korea has launched two short-range ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan, Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday citing the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). 

According to the military, today’s missiles were launched from the North Pyongan Province.

“This morning, the [South] Korean military captured two projectiles [believed] to be short-range ballistic missiles launched from the Pyongan North Island region over the East Sea”, the JCS said.

The military later said that the projectiles flew 410 kilometres reaching a 50-kilometre height.

The news comes after North Korea had conducted a series of military drills this month.

On 9 March, the DPRK fired three unidentified missiles into the sea of Japan, which the JCS said might have been a part of a military exercise, and they go against the inter-Korean military deal. The projectiles were launched from the eastern town of Sondok in North Korea’s South Hamgyong Province, according to the JCS.

The Japanese government suspects that the projectiles launched by Pyongyang on Monday were ballistic missiles, the Japanese Kyodo news agency said.

On 2 March, North Korea launched two unidentified projectiles into the Sea of Japan from the region near the city of Wonsan. It was the first time…

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