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(Update 2) N. Korea Fires 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

(Update 2) N. Korea Fires 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

   Seoul, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles from an inland area around Yangdok County in South Pyongan Province toward the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
   The objects traveled roughly 800 kilometers, with a maximum altitude of 60 kilometers.
   They are believed to have fallen outside Japan's exclusive economic zone, according to the Japan Coast Guard.
   This was North Korea's first short-range ballistic missile launch since March and the second since U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January.
   The reclusive country had expressed its strong opposition to joint military drills between the United States and South Korea held last month, warning of action to counter their move.

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