North Korea fired what appear to be ballistic missiles

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North Korea fired what appear to be ballistic missiles

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">A missile fired by North Korea on March 22, 2020.

North Korea fired what appear to be missiles on Saturday ballistics, the Japanese Coast Guard said, citing the Defense Ministry.

At least two projectiles were fired from North Korea, the coast guard said.

According to state broadcaster NHK, which has refers to multiple sources within the government, the projectiles appear to have ended their course outside Japan's exclusive economic zone.

What appears to be a ballistic missile has since been launched North Korea, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

In a second statement, they announced that another ballistic missile had obviously been fired.

North Korea conducted a record number of weapons tests this year, including ballistic missiles.

If confirmed, it would be the fourth such launch in a week.

Pyongyang fired two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, according to the South Korean military, hours after US Vice President Kamala Harris left South Korea.

During her visit, Harris traveled to the heavily militarized border with North Korea, as part of a trip to bolster defense commitments between Washington and Seoul.

The United States has some 28,500 troops in South Korea to assist that country in the face of the threat of attack from its northern neighbor.

< p class="e-p">Seoul on Thursday announced its participation in anti-submarine maneuvers with Japan and the United States, for the first time since 2017.

Des South Korean officials said this week they have indications that Pyongyang may be preparing a ballistic missile launch from a submarine.

South Korean officials and Americans have also been warning for months that North Korea is preparing to conduct another nuclear test.

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