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North Korea Launches More Missiles

North Korea’s missile frenzy appears at least partly aimed at pressuring the United States and South Korea, which have called for the North to return to nuclear talks.
N. Korea Launches More Missiles, Sets Record High for Single Month
People watch a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on Jan. 25, 2022.

Voice of America

North Korea fired two more ballistic missiles Thursday, according to South Korea, making January the busiest month ever for North Korean missile launches.

In an alert to reporters, South Korea’s military said the North launched what were presumed to be two short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea off its east coast around 8 a.m. local time.

It said the missiles were launched from the area near Hamhung, a city on North Korea’s east coast, and traveled about 190 kilometers at an altitude of 20 kilometers.

So far this month, North Korea has conducted six rounds of missile tests, firing at least 10 missiles into the sea.

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