North Korea Fires Three Unidentified Projectiles into Sea of Japan

North Korea fired three unidentified projectiles into the Sea of Japan (East Sea) on Monday, the South Korean military said.

The firing came just a week after the North fired two short-range projectiles, which was later identified as large-caliber rockets.

According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the projectiles were fired northeastward from areas near its eastern town of Sondok in the northeast Hamgyong Province and that they flew 200 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 50 km.

“Our military is monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture,” JCS said in a brief statement.

It is not currently known what type of weapon was launched.

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