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North Korea fired at least two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday, according to South Korean officials, the latest launch in an unprecedented year of weapons tests.
The missiles were fired from Pyongyang's Sunan area at around 4:32 p.m. local time, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement on Friday.
It added that the two missiles were launched into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
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Japan's Coast Guard said it believed a ballistic missile had landed outside Japan's exclusive economic zone, citing information from the country's Defense Ministry.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaking in Pyongyang, North Korea, in an undated photo released on October 18 by the state Korean Central News Agency.
This is the 36th day that North Korea has fired missiles this year alone, often launching multiple missiles at once.
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Satellite images from earlier this year showed activity at its underground nuclear test site.