DPRK Fires Two Short-Range Projectiles Eastward – S.Korea’s JCS
SEOUL, Jan 15 (NNN-YONHAP) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), fired two short-range projectiles eastward, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said yesterday.
The JCS said, the South Korean military detected two projectiles, presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles, launched eastward from an inland area, in the DPRK’s western North Pyongan Province, in the afternoon.
The JCS noted that, the South Korean military was monitoring relevant situation and maintaining readiness posture, to prepare for the possibility of additional launch by the DPRK.
It marked the DPRK’s third projectile launch this year.
The DPRK said earlier this week that, it successfully conducted a “hypersonic gliding warhead” test on Tuesday, under the supervision of top leader, Kim Jong Un.
The DPRK’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said last week that, it successfully test-fired a hypersonic missile on Jan 5.