North Korea launched two apparent short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Thursday, the South Korean military said, in the nuclear-armed country’s sixth round of weapons tests in January — the most in a month since autumn 2019.

The South Korean military said the missiles had been launched from the North's eastern Hamhung area and flew about 190 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 20 km.

The latest show of force comes after a spate of North Korea launches, including two apparent cruise missiles on Tuesday.