Pyongyang: Two ballistic missiles test-fired by Pyongyang on Monday morning flew some 350 kilometers (217 miles), Japan’s Defense Ministry informs.
The Japan Coast Guard issued two warnings on Monday, suggesting that two launches were carried out by Pyongyang.
Japan’s defense ministry said that North Korea launched two ballistic missiles from its western coast on Monday, both of them landed outside of Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Both missiles reached an altitude of 50 kilometers (31 miles) and flew some 350 kilometers.
The South Korean Yonhap news agency reported citing the South Korean military that North Korea test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) from the Chunghwa County area in North Hwanghae Province on Monday. The launches were detected starting from 7:47 a.m. local time (22:47 GMT on Sunday).
According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC), the missiles flew some 370 kilometers.
Earlier this month, North Korea tested the Haeil underwater drone capable of carrying nuclear weapons and launched a test warhead without nuclear charge from it in the Sea of Japan. Pyongyang also test-fired two Hwasal-1 and two Hwasal-2 strategic cruise missiles, which were equipped with warheads simulating nuclear ones.