North Korea conducts third ballistic missile launch in 5 days

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Thursday, Seoul’s military said, Pyongyang’s third such launch in less than a week and just hours after US Vice President Kamala Harris left South Korea.

The South’s military said it had detected the launch of ‘two short-range ballistic missiles from the Sunchon area in South Pyongan province’.

‘Our military has reinforced monitoring and surveillance and is maintaining utmost readiness in coordination with the US,’ Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

Japan’s coast guard also confirmed a likely ballistic missile launch from North Korea, citing information from Tokyo’s defence ministry.

Public broadcaster NHK said the projectile ‘appears to have fallen outside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone’, citing unnamed sources from the defence ministry…”

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