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Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:14
ROK: DPRK fired 2 unidentified projectiles into East Sea
By Xinhua
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:14 By Xinhua

People walk past near TV screens showing a news program reporting DPRK's missiles with file images at an electronic shop in Seoul, on March 24, 2021. (PHOTO / AP)

SEOUL - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has fired two unidentified projectiles into the East Sea, the Republic of Korea's (ROK) Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Thursday.

The projectiles were launched into the eastern waters from the DPRK's South Hamgyong province

The projectiles were launched into the eastern waters from the DPRK's South Hamgyong province in the morning.

Yonhap news agency reported that the projectiles were likely ballistic missiles.

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The JCS said in a statement that the intelligence authorities of ROK and the United States were analyzing further details on the projectiles.

According to the statement, ROK military had strengthened surveillance and was maintaining a full readiness posture in close cooperation with the United States.

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If confirmed, it would be the first ballistic missile launch by DPRK in about a year.

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