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North Korea fires “unidentified projectiles” into sea, South Korea states

The global ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test in this undated picture launched by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the refurbished Mangyongdae kids’s camp in this undated image launched by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 4, 2016. Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang July 5, 2017.


SEOUL, South Korea– South Korea states North Korea has fired a number of unknown projectiles into the sea in what seems the most recent weapons tests for the country that has actually been rapidly broadening its nuclear weapons and rocket program.

Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Saturday that the projectiles were fired from an area from the North’s eastern coast and flew about 250 kilometers, or 155 miles.According to the Yonhap news firm, the rockets were fired from Gangwon Province, which borders South Korea.The launch comes weeks after North Korea created a tense standoff with the United States by threatening to lob some of its missiles towards Guam. North Korea also effectively flight-tested a pair of global ballistic missiles in July that experts state could reach deep into the United States mainland when perfected.This is a developing story. Please examine back for updates. © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc.

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