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North Korea launches two possible 'ballistic missiles' into Sea of Japan

The missiles were fired from South Pyongyang province
14:34, 31 October 2019

The Drive

North Korea fired two projectiles into the sea between Korean Peninsula and Japan today. It was reported by Reuters, citing data from Japanese Coast Guard and South Korean armed forces.

The first of two “unidentified projectiles” was fired on Thursday at 4:35 p.m. local from South Phyongan Province, in the center of the country, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a series of statements. A second projectile was detected at 4:38 p.m.

Japanese authorities said they had landed outside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (JEEZ), which extends 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) from land.

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

North Korea has already tested 12 rockets and missiles during this year.

Pyongyang executed its last launch on the morning of October 2: a new-type ballistic missile crashed 350 kilometers from Simane Prefecture within Japan's exclusive economic zone. Flight range was 450 kilometers, altitude - 900 kilometers.

As we reported earlier, the leader of North Korea met with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok. They have met for the first time to discuss the development of further bilateral agreements, as Reuters reported.

“The two men were holding a day of talks on an island off the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok two months after Kim’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump ended in disagreement, cooling hopes of a breakthrough in the decades-old nuclear row,” the news agency reads.

Related: North Korea announces successful test of new missile launcher

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