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North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles in East China Sea

It's been the sixth launch over three weeks
10:15, 16 August 2019

 AFP 

The North Korean military launched two unidentified projectiles in the East China Sea. Yonhap News, South Korean news agency reported that on August 16.

The launches took place soon after DPRK warned it could break the dialogue with South Korea, protesting against the joint military drills conducted by Seoul and Washington. 

Related: EU demands from North Korea to stop missile launch and continue talks with U.S.

"The two projectiles were fired at around 8:01 and 8:16 a.m. from its eastern coastal county of Tongchon in Kangwon Province into the East Sea, and both flew around 230 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 30 km and a top speed of around Mach 6.1, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). "Our military is monitoring the situation in case of additional launches while maintaining a readiness posture," the JCS said, adding that South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities are analyzing their exact type", reads the message.

Previously, Great Britain, France, Germany urged the UN Security Council to hold the closed consultation about North Korean ballistic missiles. 

Related: North Korea conducts new missile tests

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