CBRN Assessment

North Korea fires two short-range projectiles towards East Sea

31 October 2019

North Korea fired two short-range projectiles towards the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on 31 October in what was Pyongyang's 12th weapon test this year.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement that the projectiles were launched in an easterly direction at 1635 h and 1638 h local time from an area near the North Korean city of Sunchon, South Pyongan Province.

The projectiles flew a distance of about 370 km and reached an altitude of about 90 km, said the JCS, adding that South Korean and US intelligence authorities were analysing the type of projectiles fired.

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