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North Korea fired "several" projectiles off the east coast, reports South Korea



North Korea fired several unidentified missiles off its east coast Wednesday, South Korean military officials said just days after the secret regime fired two short-range missiles from the same region.

The newest projectiles were fired from the Hodo Peninsula in Hamgyong Province, South Korean chiefs of staff reported, Yonhap News reported.

"We are aware of reports of a missile launch from North Korea and we will continue to monitor the situation," a senior government official told Fox News Tuesday.

The projectiles moved about 430 miles across the ocean, moving all of South Korea and parts of Japan within reach, a US official told Fox News.

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The rogue race launched its first missiles last Thursday following the historic denuclearization talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump in May who later qualified the tests as a "solemn warning" for "South Korean warmongers" planning joint military exercises with the US.

A US official told Fox News that the projectile launches on Wednesday were very similar to the test last week.

The second North Korean missile test in less than a week comes one day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that he will visit Asia in the coming days: Thailand, Australia and the Federated States of Micronesia Pompeo told Fox News & # 39; Bret Bair said he would meet newly sworn Defense Minister Mark Esper on his trip to Australia.

  In this photo of the North Korean government on July 25, Kim Jong Un witnessed a missile test in North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency / Korea News Service via AP)

In this photo of the North Korean government on July 25, Kim Jong Un observes a missile test in North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency / Korea News Service via AP)

The missiles used in earlier tests were similar to Russian-made short-range missiles with nuclear capabilities, and South Korean military officials said a North Korean version of the projectiles could reach all of South Korea and the 28,500 US forces deployed there.

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Neither Kim nor Trump have presented talks on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but the prospects for future discussions were unclear.

Fox News & # 39; Rich Edson and Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.


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