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People watch a TV showing a file picture of a N.Korean missile for a news report on North Korea firing short-range ballistic missiles in Seoul on Friday. Kim Hong-Ji/ Reuters
The latest projectiles launched by North Korea on Friday appeared to be new short-range ballistic missiles, South Korea’s government said on Friday.
The missiles flew 220 km (135 miles) and reached an altitude of 25 km (15 miles), the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) in Seoul said.
The projectiles were fired at 2:59am (1759 GMT Thursday) and 3:23am (1823 GMT Thursday) from Yonghung, South Hamgyong Province, into the East Sea, the JCS said.
Thursday’s missile tests were the first since Kim and US President Donald Trump agreed to resume nuclear talks during an impromptu meeting last month in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea.
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The two devices were fired from the Wonsan area on the east coast at dawn and flew around 250 kilometres (155 miles), said South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The North Korea missile flew about 450 kilometers (280 miles) at a maximum altitude of 910 kilometers (565 miles) after liftoff from an unspecified place in the waters off the North's eastern coastal town of Wonsan.
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