Pyongyang Fires 2 Missiles Towards Sea of Japan: Seoul

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Published on : August 16, 2019 11:01

North Korea has reportedly launched two projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast, Yonhap reported, citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. This follows a series of short-range missiles tests by Pyongyang in recent weeks.

The missiles were reportedly fired from a launch site in Kangwon Province on Friday morning local time.

The missiles flew for around 230 kilometres at an altitude of around 30 kilometres before falling into the sea, the JSC said.

“Our military is monitoring the situation in case of additional launches while maintaining a readiness posture,” the South Korean military said, without providing any details as to the makeup or type of the two projectiles.

Tokyo has said that the projectiles failed to reach the Japanese territory or its exclusive economic zone, and did not pose any threat to the country’s security.