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North Korea fired two ballistic missiles: South Korea military

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North Korea fired two ballistic missiles, Seoul’s military said, days after Pyongyang announced a successful test of a solid-fuel motor for a new weapons system.

Military tensions on the Korean peninsula have risen sharply this year as Pyongyang has carried out an unprecedented blitz of weapons tests, including the launch of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile ever last month.

South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff (JCS) said it detected two ballistic missiles on Sunday that had been fired from the Tongchang-ri area in North Pyongan province.

The missiles were fired from 11.13am to 12.05pm local time into the East Sea, referring to the body of water also known as the Sea of Japan, it said.“Our military has strengthened surveillance and vigilance while closely cooperating with the United States and maintaining a full readiness posture,” the JCS added in a statement.

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