North Korea fires projectiles into the sea for second week in a row

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observes a "firepower strike drill" on March 2, 2020, in this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency. KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observes a "firepower strike drill" on March 2, 2020, in this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency. KCNA

North Korea fires projectiles into the sea for second week in a row

by Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired three projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said, the second such weapons test in a week.

The launches were a fiery reminder that the North still poses a threat as nuclear talks with the United States have been deadlocked for more than a year.

They occurred as both Koreas and the U.S. military are battling the deadly coronavirus, which has rapidly spread after first appearing in China in late December.

The projectiles were fired in a northeasterly direction from an area near Sondok in Hamgyong province, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul.

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