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Published: 12:07, September 15, 2021 | Updated: 15:40, September 15, 2021
ROK: DPRK fired 2 short-term ballistic missiles into east waters
By Xinhua
Published:12:07, September 15, 2021 Updated:15:40, September 15, 2021 By Xinhua

A man watches a television news broadcast showing file footage of a missile test conducted by the DPRK, at a railway station in Seoul on Sept 15, 2021, after the DPRK fired two short-term ballistic missiles into the East Sea according to the ROK's military. (JUNG YEON-JE / AFP)

SEOUL - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-term ballistic missiles into eastern waters, the Republic of Korea's (ROK) Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Wednesday.

The Republic of Korea's (ROK) Joint Chiefs of Staff said its military tightened guard and surveillance, while closely cooperating with the United States to maintain a full readiness posture

The JCS said in a statement that the ROK's military detected two short-term ballistic missiles, which were launched towards the East Sea from a region in the DPRK's South Pyongan province at 12:34 pm local time (0334 GMT) and 12:39 pm each.

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The missiles traveled about 800 km at an altitude of around 60 km. The intelligence authorities of the ROK and the United States were analyzing further details, the JCS noted.

The JCS said the ROK's military tightened guard and surveillance, while closely cooperating with the United States to maintain a full readiness posture.

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The missile launch came just days after the DPRK said Monday that it successfully test-fired new type of long-range cruise missiles on Saturday and Sunday.

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