North Korea fired 3 ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan, US military says

DAILY SABAH WITH AP
ISTANBUL
Published 26.08.2017 01:36
Updated 26.08.2017 02:27
This photo released on February 13 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows the launch of a surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 at an undisclosed location. (AFP Photo)
This photo released on February 13 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows the launch of a surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 at an undisclosed location. (AFP Photo)

Pyongyang has fired three ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan, U.S. military said early Saturday.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) also added that the projectiles was fired from a site in the eastern province of Gangwon and flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles).

President Moon Jae-in was immediately briefed over the incident, the JCS added.

Japan's Kyodo news service said that the projectile could be a ballistic missile.

The launch comes weeks after North Korea created a tense standoff with the United States by threatening to lob some of its missiles toward Guam.

North Korea also successfully flight-tested a pair of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July that analysts say could reach deep into the U.S. mainland when perfected.

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