North Korea fires new short-range missiles into sea 

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North Korea short-range missiles.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says the North Korean has fired two short-range missiles into the sea.

He said they were launched over the sea early on Thursday, from Wonsan on North Korea’s east coast.

“At least one of the missiles travelled about 690km (428 miles) and appeared to be a new design,” he stated.

First of its kind
It marks the first time North Korea has fired any missiles since leader Kim Jong-un’s unplanned meeting with Donald Trump late last month.

The missiles also comes after anger from the North over planned military exercises between South Korea and the US, an annual event. The North warned they could affect the resumption of denuclearisation talks.

The first missile was launched at about 05:34 Thursday local time (20:34 GMT Wednesday) and the second at 05:57, said the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

 

Christopher Ojilere