Asia-Pacific

North Korea reportedly fires two projectiles

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. Source: Getty

South Korea reports its rogue neighbour to the north has fired two projectiles into the sea off its east coast.

 

North Korea has fired two projectiles into the sea off its east coast, Yonhap news agency says, citing South Korean military.

Yonhap reported South Korea's joint chiefs of staff saying North Korea fired them on Saturday morning from around Sondok, South Hamgyong Province.

Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (C) and South Korea's Hawk missiles (R) are displayed at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul.
Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (C) and South Korea's Hawk missiles (R) are displayed at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul.
AFP

South Korea's presidential office is holding a National Security Council meeting concerning North Korea's projectile launch, the office said in a statement.

The latest reports come just a week after two missiles were launched into the same area, prompting fears Pyongyang has reduced the size of its nuclear warheads in order to equip them to its missile arsenal.

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