North Korea fires unidentified projectiles into Sea of Japan

epa07890797 A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows the successful launch from a submarine of a Pukguksong-3, a new-type ballistic missile by the Academy of Defence Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in the waters off Wonsan Bay of the East Sea of Korea, 02 October 2019. According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), North Korea again fired balistic missiles toward the East Sea ahead of the envisioned resumption of the stalled denuclearization talks with the United States. EPA-EFE/KCNA EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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North Korea has fired two unidentified “projectiles” into the sea, the South Korean military says.

If confirmed as a missile test, it would be the North’s 12th this year.

The projectile was fired into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan. The launches are thought to have come from South Pyongan province, according to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Earlier this month, North Korea test-fired a new type of a missile capable of being launched from a submarine.

The projectiles landed outside Japan’s maritime exclusive economic zone, the Japanese coast guard said.

The South Korean military said it would maintain its readiness to track and monitor further launches.


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