North Korea fires 'unidentified projectiles' amid stalled nuclear talks

KCNA VIA KNS / AFP

North Korea on Thursday fired two short-range missiles off its east coast, as the deadline for denuclearisation talks with the US draws to a close.

According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, the North fired two missiles into the sea from launchers in the eastern coastal town of Yonpo at around 0800 GMT.

The rockets travelled up to 380 km and reached an altitude of 97 km.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch was a threat to not only Japan but the region, adding that he remained "in close contact with the US, South Korea and the international community to monitor the situation".

Since it launched a super-large multiple rocket launcher on October 31, the North has used it in tests in August and September.

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