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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles

Photo: Jung Yeon-je Agence France-Presse These shots come a few days after North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a missile with multiple warheads, South Korea for its part ensuring that the projectile had exploded in flight.

France Media Agency in Seoul, South Korea

Posted at 8:53 p.m.

  • Asia

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles on Monday, the South Korean military reported, the latest in a series of tests by Pyongyang that have infuriated Seoul.

A first short-range projectile was launched in the early morning, then a second unidentified one was detected ten minutes later, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff explained in a press release.

“Our army has strengthened surveillance and vigilance in preparation for new launches,” said the same source, specifying that it had transmitted information on these incidents to the United States and Japan.

These shots come a few days after North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a missile with multiple warheads, South Korea for its part assuring that the projectile had exploded in flight.

Relations between the two Koreas are currently at their lowest point in years, with Pyongyang intensifying its weapons testing while sending garbage-filled balloons south in retaliation for propaganda campaigns against the North Korean regime by Korea of the South.

At the end of June, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington conducted three days of joint military exercises, denounced on Sunday by Pyongyang which described them as “the Asian version of “NATO”, warning of “fatal consequences”.

North Korea systematically criticizes this type of military maneuvers which it considers to be rehearsals before an invasion of its territory.

For its part, South Korea affirmed on Sunday that these were only regular defensive exercises.

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