N. Korea Fires Projectiles into Sea of Japan Again

Politics

Seoul, Aug. 16 (Jiji Press)--North Korea launched projectiles into the Sea of Japan twice Friday morning, its sixth such firing in recent weeks, South Korea's military said.

The projectiles were fired from Tongchon in Kangwon Province, eastern North Korea, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Japanese government said in a statement that no ballistic missiles have flown into Japan's territory and its exclusive economic zone and that it has confirmed no immediate threat to the country's security from the firing.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters in Tokyo that his government will take all possible measures to ensure the safety of Japanese people, while working with the United States and other countries.

The series of launches since July 25 were aimed at showing North Korea's frustration over the ongoing joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, sources familiar with the situation said.

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