North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles towards the Sea of Japan, according to Japanese and South Korean military officials. The launch is believed to have come from South Hamgyong Province.
Previous launches have turned out to be missile tests, as well as tests of other weapons.
South Korea’s military first reported that one projectile had been fired, but later registered a second launch. Similarly, Japan’s coast guard initially confirmed that at least one missile had crashed into the sea outside the country’s exclusive economic zone. The projectiles appear to have been ballistic missiles, Japanese officials said.
Last weekend, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw “real war-like drills” conducted by two coastal artillery units. Seoul said the exercises violated a bi-lateral agreement aimed at building trust and confidence between the estranged neighbors.
Earlier in November, North Korea tested “super-large multiple rocket launchers,” according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The trial’s success proved the capability of the “continuous-fire system” to “totally destroy” a group of enemy targets.
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