N. Korea Fires Short-Range Projectiles


Seoul, May 4 (Jiji Press)--North Korea fired several short-range projectiles in the northeastern direction from near Wonsan on its eastern coast on Saturday morning, the South Korean military said.

The projectiles, fired from around 9:06 a.m. (12:06 a.m. GMT) to 9:27 a.m., flew 70 to 200 kilometers toward the Sea of Japan, according to the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Japanese Defense Ministry released a statement that no ballistic missile was confirmed to have reached Japan's territory or exclusive economic zone. The ministry said it has not found a situation that would have immediate effects on Japan's national security.

The JCS initially announced that North Korea fired short-range "missiles," but later changed the word "missiles" to "projectiles."

Speaking to the country's Yonhap News Agency, a South Korean military officer denied that North Korea launched a ballistic missile.

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