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Wednesday 19 June 2019

North Korea 'fired unidentified projectile'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observing weapon tests (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observing weapon tests (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
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North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Thursday, South Korea's joint chiefs of staff said, less than a week after its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and missiles.

The projectile was fired at about 4:30pm (7.30am GMT) from a location in North Korea's northwest toward the east, the South's JCS said in a statement.

Last week North Korea launched a number of rockets and at least one short range missile from its east coast into the ocean.

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