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N. Korea fires two suspected short-range ballistic missiles Updated: 2022-01-27 10:02:22 KST

This morning, North Korea fired yet another round of projectiles, in what is the sixth time this month that the regime has tested its missiles.
For more, we have our defense correspondent Bae Eun-ji on the line.
Eun-ji, what do we know so far?

Mok-yeon South Korea's military says the North launched two projectiles that appear to be short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea from the Hamhung area.
This is the sixth launch this month, coming just two days after the North fired two cruise missiles on Tuesday.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected the suspected missiles at 8:00AM and 8:05AM.
It said the missiles flew northeast for 190 kilometers at an altitude of 20 kilometers, and said the U.S. and South Korean intelligence agencies are assessing the matter to verify further details.
It also said that it's closely monitoring the situation to be ready for any additional launches.
Because it traveled a relatively short distance and at a lower altitude, experts say the missiles may have involved the super-large caliber multiple rocket launcher called KN-25 or an apparent variant of Russia's Iskander, KN-23.
Following the launch, South Korea's Blue House held an emergency National Security Council meeting, and expressed deep regret.

What can you tell us about the previous missiles the North fired throughout this month?

Earlier on in January, on the 5th and the 11th, North Korea tested missiles, that they clamed were "hypersonic missiles".
Then on the 14th, the regime launched two short-range ballistic missiles from a train.
And three days after that, it launched yet another two ballistic missiles from its capital city, Pyeongyang.
North Korea is banned from developing or testing ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons under multiple UN Security Council resolutions.
But last week, North Korea had said it will bolster its defenses against the U.S. and suggested that it may resume nuclear and missile tests.
That's all I have for now at this hour, back to you, Mok-yeon.
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