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(Update 2) N. Korea Fires 2 Suspected Missiles

(Update 2) N. Korea Fires 2 Suspected Missiles

   Seoul, Jan. 14 (Jiji Press)--North Korea fired two projectiles suspected to be short-range ballistic missiles eastward from around North Pyongan Province on Friday afternoon, according to the South Korean military's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
   It was the third ballistic missile launch by North Korea this year. The country test-fired what it claims were hypersonic missiles on Jan. 5 and Tuesday.
   The Japan Coast Guard confirmed Friday's launch. South Korean and U.S. authorities are analyzing details of the projectiles.
   In Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida instructed his government to gather and analyze intelligence and provide information to the public appropriately.
   The launch "poses a threat to the peace and security of our country and the region and is a serious problem to the entire international community," Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a news conference in Tokyo.

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