North Korea launched two ballistic missiles toward the East Sea early on Thursday, South Korean sources said.

Iran PressAsia: The launch came two days after South Korea and U.S. forces conducted a military drill in waters off the South's east coast involving an aircraft carrier. On Sunday, North Korea fired another ballistic missile toward the sea off its east coast.

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles eastward from the capital city of Pyongyang on Thursday morning, according to the South Korean military.

Pyongyang’s consecutive missile launches came just one day before US Vice President Kamala Harris is set to visit South Korea. The ballistic missile firing was the second in three days as Seoul and Washington engage in large-scale naval drills.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said “two short-range ballistic missiles were being fired from the Sunan area in Pyongyang city toward the East Sea from around 06:10 p.m. to 06:20 p.m.”

The short-range ballistic missiles traveled about 360 kilometers at a speed of Mach 6 and at an altitude of 30 km, the South Korean military said in a statement, adding that the South Korean and US intelligence authorities are analyzing the specifications. 219

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