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North Korea Fires Two More Missiles, Adding to Barrage

  • Pyongyang’s volleys come as attention diverted to Ukraine
  • Launches coincided with VP Harris visits to Japan, South Korea
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North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles Saturday, adding to one of its biggest weekly barrages at a time global attention has been diverted to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Two short-range suspected ballistic missiles were fired from an area near Pyongyang’s main international airport into waters off its east coast, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The missiles traveled a distance of about 350 kilometers (220 miles) and reached an altitude of about 30 kilometers, it said.