N. Korea fires 2 short-range missiles

North Korean military conducts a strike drill during a military drill in North Korea, on May 4, 2019.
North Korean military conducts a strike drill during a military drill in North Korea, on May 4, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

North Korea launched two short-range missiles yesterday, according to South Korea's military, marking the second such test in less than a week and raising tensions with Washington and Seoul.

The two missiles were fired in the afternoon, with an interval of 20 minutes, in an easterly direction from the country's north-west Kusong city, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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