North Korea fires multiple unidentified projectiles

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North Korean military conducts a "strike drill" for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapon into the East Sea during a military drill in North Korea, in this May 4, 2019 photo supplied by the Korean Central News Agency

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(Reuters) - North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles early on Wednesday, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South Korean military's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).


The projectiles were launched from the Hodo peninsula in South Hamgyong Province on North Korea's east coast, the JCS said, according to Yonhap.

The JCS said it is monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture, Yonhap reported.

The White House, the Pentagon and the U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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