North Korea launches missiles as U.S.-South Korea conclude annual exercise

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea launched two ballistic missiles late Wednesday as part of what Pyongyang called a tactical nuclear strike drill it held in response to exercises conducted by South Korea and the United States involving at least one strategic bomber.

The missiles were launched from the west coast of North Korea, flying over the Korean Peninsula and splashing into sea off its east coast, Japan’s ministry of defense said in a statement, adding that the missiles appeared to have landed outside Tokyo’s exclusive economic zone.

The first launch occurred at about 11:38 p.m. JST and flew for some 217 miles at a max altitude of about 31 miles. The second occurred at about 11:46 p.m., flew for 248 miles at the same max altitude.

No damage to nearby aircraft or ships has been reported, Tokyo said…”

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