Second missile launch in a week by North Korea

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North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, the second such launch in a week.

The two missiles were launched from the Wonsan area early on Wednesday.

The missiles travelled an estimated distance of 250 kilometres and height of 30 kilometres according to South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff (JCS).

Last week’s launch was the first such provocation since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in June.

The North called that launch a “solemn warning” to Seoul over its planned military exercises with Washington.

It has previously expressed anger that the annual drills will go ahead next month- an event it sees as preparation for war.

 

Via CNN / CBS News

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