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.

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