Conflict and Security

North Korea Launches Two Ballistic Missiles, Second Testing in a Week

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North Korea has reportedly fired an additional two ballistic missiles this week after negotiations have seemingly simmered. The tests are allegedly in response to planned military drills between Seoul, South Korea and the United States of America.

On Wednesday, the missiles were launched from the Kalma area near the port of Wonson. Further, the missiles flew 155 miles and reached a height of 18.6 miles. Also, the rockets landed in the Sea of Japan, known as the East Sea.

Six days prior, North Korea fired two other short-range missiles, one of which traveled about 428 miles, the second about 267 miles.

In June both Pyongyang and Washington held impromptu talks and discussed the possibility of restarting denuclearisation talks. However, after the launches, North Korea is expressing frustration over the planned military drills between South Korea and the United States.

According to analysts, more missile tests could be expected in the coming days.

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