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DPRK fires 2 unidentified projectiles into eastern waters - ROK military

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-01-27 09:20

SEOUL - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range projectiles into its eastern waters, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the Republic of Korea (ROK) said on Thursday.

The JCS said in a statement that the ROK military detected two projectiles, presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles, which were launched around the DPRK's east coastal city of Hamhung toward the East Sea at about 8:00 am local time (2300 GMT Wednesday).

The JCS noted that the ROK military was monitoring relevant situation and maintaining readiness posture to prepare for the possibly additional launch.

The DPRK said it conducted four missile tests in January, including a hypersonic missile on Jan 5 and Jan 11 each, two railway-borne short-range ballistic missiles on Jan 14, and two tactical guided missiles on Jan 17.

The ROK military said the DPRK launched two unidentified missiles, believed to be cruise missiles, into the East Sea on Jan 25.

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