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(Update) North Korea Fires Projectiles into Sea of Japan Again

(Update) North Korea Fires Projectiles into Sea of Japan Again

   Seoul, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--North Korea fired two projectiles into the Sea of Japan early Saturday morning, its fifth such launch in recent weeks, South Korea's military said.
   The projectiles traveled roughly 400 kilometers at a maximum altitude of about 48 kilometers, according to the military. They were short-range ballistic missiles, the South Korean presidential office said.
   The Japanese Defense Ministry said that no ballistic missiles have reached the country's territory or its exclusive economic zone. The ministry does not see any imminent threat to the country's security from the launch, it said.
   Speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Japanese State Defense Minister Kenji Harada said, "North Korea's nuclear and missile development poses a serious threat to the international community."
   North Korea fired the projectiles at around 5:34 a.m. (8:34 p.m. Friday GMT) and 5:50 a.m. from an area around the eastern city of Hamhung, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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