North Korea fires 2 missiles into East Sea

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North Korea fires 2 missiles into East Sea

 
North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles from South Hamkyong Province into the East Sea Thursday morning, said the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).  
 
The projectiles were suspected to be ballistic missiles, which are banned under UN Security Council resolutions.
 
The JCS said that South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities are conducting an analysis for additional information.  
 
The JCS said, “Our military is keeping a full readiness posture with heightened monitoring and vigilance under close South Korea-U.S. coordination."
 
North Korea last fired short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast from South Hamkyong Province in March 2020.
 
A senior U.S. official told CNN Thursday that North Korea launched two ballistic missiles, according to an intelligence assessment.
 
The Japanese government said the two suspected ballistic missiles flew about 420 kilometers and 430 kilometers and landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
 
North Korea fired two short-range cruise missiles off its west coast Sunday, the JCS confirmed Wednesday.  
 
BY SARAH KIM   [kim.sarah@joongang.co.kr]
 
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