North Korea launches ballistic missiles as Kim Jong Un visits Russia for summit | NK News
July 25, 2024
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North Korea launches ballistic missiles as Kim Jong Un visits Russia for summit

South Korean military says DPRK fired two short-range missiles, in first launches while leader out of country

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles from Pyongyang into the East Sea (Sea of Japan), South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said late Wednesday morning.

It marks the DPRK’s first missile launch while leader Kim Jong Un is out of the country, the unification ministry confirmed to NK News.

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