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North Korea fires missiles as US military exercise begins

North Korea fires missiles as US military exercise begins

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the ocean Monday in an apparent response to the kickoff of the longest U.S.-South Korea annual military exercise.

“North Korea launched two missiles that are being assumed short-range ballistic missiles, having a range of more than 490 kilometers [304 miles], in the direction to the East Sea from Nampo between 6:32 a.m. and 6:41 a.m. today,” according to a statement from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff office.

Nampo is a city on North Korea’s west coast, and the East Sea is also known as the Sea of Japan.

South Korean defense officials told Stars and Stripes they believe the launches were a response to the start of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises, which include several thousand U.S. and South Korean troops.

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