Second missile launch in a week by North Korea

epa07548182 A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 05 May 2019 shows North Korean rocket launchers firing during a 'strike drill,' reportedly testing long-range multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons into the East Sea, during a military drill at an undisclosed location, North Korea, 04 May 2019. North Korean state media said that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un guided the live-fire drills of long-range multiple rocket launchers and unspecified tactical guided weapons on 04 May 2019. The drill was the first test since the Hanoi summit last February, media reported. EPA-EFE/KCNA EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, the second such launch in a week.

The two missiles were launched from the Wonsan area early on Wednesday.

The missiles travelled an estimated distance of 250 kilometres and height of 30 kilometres according to South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff (JCS).

Last week’s launch was the first such provocation since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in June.

The North called that launch a “solemn warning” to Seoul over its planned military exercises with Washington.

It has previously expressed anger that the annual drills will go ahead next month- an event it sees as preparation for war.

 

Via CNN / CBS News

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