North Korea fires two rockets into eastern sea, Seoul says

A woman watches a news program reporting North Korea's firing unidentified projectiles with a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. LEE JIN-MAN/AP
A woman watches a news program reporting North Korea's firing unidentified projectiles with a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. LEE JIN-MAN/AP

North Korea fires two rockets into eastern sea, Seoul says

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

North Korea fired two rockets presumed to be from a multiple launching system on Thursday, Seoul said, in a fiery Thanksgiving message to the United States amid stalled nuclear talks.

The latest weapons test came as the clock ticks down to North Korea’s end-of-year deadline for the United States to offer a new approach to negotiations, which broke down after a failed summit in February.

The projectiles were launched at a 30-second interval just before 5 p.m. Thursday from a northeastern province, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

They flew nearly 240 miles and reached a maximum altitude of 60 miles before splashing into the sea off the peninsula’s eastern coast, the military said.

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