DPRK fires 2 unidentified projectiles into East Sea: S.Korea
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two unidentified projectiles into the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Thursday.
The JCS said in a statement that the projectiles were launched from the DPRK's eastern province of South Hamgyong towards the eastern waters around 4:59 p.m. local time.
It noted that the South Korean military was closely monitoring relevant situations and maintaining defense posture in preparation for possible additional launches.
The JCS was quoted by Yonhap news agency as saying the projectiles, presumed to have been fired from a super-large multiple rocket launcher, traveled about 380 km at a maximum altitude of some 97 km.
The South Korean military noted that the projectiles were launched within a 30-second interval.
It urged the DPRK to immediately stop such acts that escalate military tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
The DPRK's test-firing came about a month after Pyongyang launched two projectiles into the eastern waters on Oct. 31. Pyongyang test-launched projectiles a total of 13 times this year.