DPRK fires 2 short-range projectiles into East Sea: ROK military

Chen Lufan
2020-03-29 23:35:19
A projectile is fired during DPRK's missile tests in this undated picture released by DPRK's Central News Agency (KCNA) on Nov 28, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

SEOUL -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range unidentified projectiles into the eastern waters on Sunday, according to the Republic of Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The JCS said in a statement that the projectiles, believed to be short-range ballistic missiles, were launched near the DPRK's eastern coastal town of Wonsan toward the East Sea at about 6:10 am local time.

The projectiles flew about 230 km at an altitude of around 30 km. The intelligence authorities of ROK and the United States are making a precision analysis on further details, the JCS noted.

It was the DPRK's fourth launch of the projectiles this year. The latest test-firing was conducted on March 21.

The JCS urged the DPRK to immediately stop such military acts that are very inappropriate, adding that the ROK's military maintained a defense posture while closely monitoring relevant situations in preparation for possibly additional launches.


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