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  • Updated: October 01, 2022

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles, Fourth In A Week

North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles from the Pyongyang area towards the country’s east coast.

This is according to South Korean and Japanese officials, marking Pyongyang’s fourth missile test launch in a week.

North Korea had fired short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Wednesday and Thursday.

Japan’s NHK television said multiple missiles were fired from North Korea on Saturday morning and were believed to have landed in the Sea of Japan.

The Japanese coastguard also said in a statement on Saturday; “What appears to be a ballistic missile was launched from North Korea."

In a second statement issued about 15 minutes later, the coastguard said another apparent ballistic missile was launched.

The office of Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida added that the latest missile launch was being analysed and instructions was issued for the safety of people, aircraft and vessels.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter and a column writer. He covers news on World, Diaspora and Health.

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