North Korean leader Kim Jung-un inspects the outpost of Galido and the Jangjedo Defense Force, located in the extreme south of the Southwest Sea in North Korea.
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The Japanese Coast Guard said it has detected launches of North Korean ballistic missiles and warned shipping to stay clear of any debris. The launch takes place one week after another round of missile tests.
The Japanese Ministry of Defense confirmed to NBC that a projectile from North Korea seems to have been fired but has not reached the Japanese territory or Exclusive Economic Zone.
The Yonyap news agency, citing the South Korean military, reported that North Korea fired two projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea fired them, according to Yonhap, from Sondok, South Hamgyong Province.
The South Korean Presidential Bureau holds a statement of the National Security Council on North Korea's project launch
Reuters and NBC News have contributed to this report.
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