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North Korea fires two short-range missiles towards the Sea of Japan

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North Korea fires two short-range missiles towards the Sea of Japan
North Korea fires two short-range missiles towards the Sea of Japan

North Korea launched two unidentified short-range projectiles from the country's South Hamgyong province towards the Sea of Japan on Thursday, November 28.

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN North Korea launched two unidentified short-range projectiles from the country's South Hamgyong province towards the Sea of Japan on Thursday, November 28, around 4:59 p.m.

Local time.

Both missiles flew around 380 kilometers and reached an altitude of roughly 97 kilometers, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The two missiles were fired within 30 seconds of one another.

North Korea confirmed that the projectiles were launched from a super-large multiple rocket launcher system.

The country's state agency KCNA says the launcher system has a "continuous fire system." This is North Korea's fourth test of the missile launcher system, reports Yonhap News Agency.

It was previously tested on August 24, September 10 and October 31, earlier this year.

Japan has yet to confirm if the missiles landed in the nation's Exclusive Economic Zone.

South Korea's military called on North Korea to immediately "stop such moves," adding that consecutive missiles launches won't help in easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Yonhap reports.

RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1.

Where North Korea launched two unidentified missiles from 2.

How many kilometers and how high the missiles flew 3.

Missiles being launched from a super-large multiple rocket launcher system 4.

This is North Korea's fourth test of the rocket launcher system VOICEOVER (in English): "North Korea launched two unidentified short-range projectiles from the country's South Hamgyong province towards the Sea of Japan on Thursday, November 28, around 4:59 p.m.

Local time." "According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, both missiles flew around 380 kilometers and reached an altitude of roughly 97 kilometers." "The two missiles were fired within 30 seconds of one another." "North Korea confirmed that the projectiles were launched from a super-large multiple rocket launcher system." "The country's state agency KCNA says the launcher system has a 'continuous fire system.'" "Yonhap News Agency reports this is North Korea's fourth test of the missile launcher system.

It was previously tested on August 24, September 10 and October 31, earlier this year." SOURCES: CNN, Reuters, NK News, Korean Herald, Yonhap News Agency https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/28/asia/north-korea-launch-intl-hnk/index.html https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-test-fires-rockets-in-thanksgiving-reminder-of-year-end-deadline-for-u-s-idUSKBN1Y20QX https://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-missiles-kim/nkoreas-kim-expressed-great-satisfaction-over-rocket-test-kcna-idUSS6N1QP015 https://www.nknews.org/2019/11/north-korea-launches-unidentified-projectile-south-korea-says/ http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20191128000755 https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20191128008553325 *** For story suggestions please contact [email protected] For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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