North Korea launched two ballistic missiles towards its eastern waters early on Sunday, the Japanese Defense Ministry announced. The launches, which came after the US moved an aircraft carrier to South Korea, mark Pyongyang’s seventh round of test firings in two weeks.
The ministry said that the two projectiles were fired eastwards from North Korea, reached an altitude of approximately 100km (60 miles), and traveled around 350km (217 miles) before splashing down in the Sea of Japan.
Neither projectile landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, the ministry added.
The South Korean joint chiefs of staff also noted the launches, adding that Seoul had boosted its surveillance posture in response.