The projectiles were launched from the Hodo Peninsula in South Hamgyong province on the country’s east coast, the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
The latest turn of events comes less than a week after North Korea test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles, first missile test since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump agreed to revive denuclearization talks last month.
South Korea’s Defense Ministry said the test-fired missiles were launched from North Korea’s east coast near Wonsan city and traveled about 428 miles over the sea. Both projectiles reached an altitude of 30 miles and did not present a risk to the United States or South Korea.
“We are aware of reports of a missile launch from North Korea and we will continue to monitor the situation,” a senior Trump administration official told CNBC.
The Pentagon did not immediately respond to Highlight Hollywood’s request for comment.
Since 2011, Kim has fired more than 90 missiles and had four nuclear weapons tests, which is more than what his father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather, Kim Il Sung, launched over a period of 27 years.