North Korea Launches Two Ballistic Missiles

This is the first such test in about a year

SEOUL – North Korea apparently conducted a ballistic missile test Thursday, the first of its kind under U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Pyongyang fired two missiles that landed near Japanese waters.

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said the two shells were fired from Hamgyeong-Namdo province, but gave no other details.

Japanese and American media quote officials in their countries as saying that these were ballistic missile launches.

If confirmed, this would be the first North Korean ballistic missile test in about a year, although Pyongyang has launched smaller projectiles recently.

South Korean officials said Wednesday that North Korea launched two cruise missiles from its west coast on Sunday.

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