N. Korea Fires 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

Politics

Seoul, July 31 (Jiji Press)--North Korea fired two projectiles toward the Sea of Japan from an area near Wonsan in the eastern part of the country on Wednesday morning, according to the South Korean military and other sources.

The projectiles were short-range ballistic missiles, the South Korean military said.

One of the two missiles was launched around 5:06 a.m. (8:06 p.m. Tuesday GMT), and the other around 5:27 a.m. They are estimated to have traveled some 250 kilometers and reached a maximum altitude of about 30 kilometers, according the military.

According to U.S. media reports, a U.S. government official also believes that the launched objects were short-range ballistic missiles.

An official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the South Korean military said that it continues monitoring related developments and is prepared to respond to any further launch.

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