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North Korea Launches Two Ballistic Missiles

North Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in its fourth weapons test this month, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang continues a wave of missile launches that have triggered condemnation at the United Nations.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Monday that the North likely fired two ballistic missiles from the Sunan airport in the capital, and that they travelled 380km (236 miles) to a maximum altitude of 42km (26 miles).

Japan’s government also reported the launch and condemned the tests as a threat to the region’s peace and security.

Nobuo Kishi, the Japanese defence minister, said the missiles appeared to have landed in the ocean near North Korea’s east coast. Read more…

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