North Korea fires ballistic missiles: Seoul’s military

Canada Global (Web News) According to Seoul’s military, North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday, the most recent in a string of weapons tests that violated sanctions.

The test comes at the conclusion of a year that saw Pyongyang undertake a record number of nuclear tests, including the launch last month of its most sophisticated intercontinental ballistic missile yet, with a range that might reach the US mainland.

Pyongyang also asserted earlier this week that it has created new tools for taking pictures from space.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea reported that two short-range ballistic missiles fired by North Korea into the East Sea, commonly known as the Sea of Japan, were intercepted by their military at 16:32 (0732 GMT) today.

Before crashing into the East Sea, the two missiles travelled about 250 kilometres (155 miles) and 350 kilometres (217 miles), respectively.

Pyongyang’s launch was also confirmed by Tokyo, whose top government spokesperson, Hirokazu Matsuno, referred to the North’s most recent provocations as “totally intolerable.”

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