North Korea test-fires two missiles after warning it's losing patience with the US

People watch a TV showing a file image of an unspecified North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. AHN YOUNG-JOON/AP
People watch a TV showing a file image of an unspecified North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. AHN YOUNG-JOON/AP

North Korea test-fires two missiles after warning it's losing patience with the US

by Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Thursday, officials said, days after the communist state warned it was losing patience with the United States over stalled nuclear talks.

The launch, which came about a month after the North test-fired a new missile capable of being launched from a submarine, was be the 12th this year, raising fears of new tensions.

The projectiles were fired from the western city of Suncheon, northeast of Pyongyang, the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said.

They flew a maximum distance of 230 miles and reached an altitude of 55 miles before landing in the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, it added.

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