Two missiles have been fired from a launch point in the Hodo Peninsula, in the eastern part of North Korea, the South Korean military has said. The projectiles are believed to be short-range ballistic missiles.
The launch took place early Wednesday morning, Yonhap reported citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The JSC said that the missiles were test-fired within a span of 20 minutes at the Wonson area. Both flew for about 250 kilometers at an altitude around 30 kilometers before plunging into the sea.
While it was initially reported that the missiles might be of a new type never deployed by the North before, a JSC official later said that the projectiles appear to be similar to those Pyongyang launched last week. The South Korean military is now studying the flight path to identify them.