The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said Thursday that North Korea fired two projectiles presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea earlier in the day.
The JCS said in a text message to reporters that it detected the launch from the area of Hamhung in South Hamkyung Province at around 8 a.m.
It added that the military is closely monitoring the North Korean movement and maintaining its readiness posture.
Military authorities are reportedly analyzing the launch, such as the range and type of projectile.
The launch comes just two days after the regime launched two projectiles presumed to be cruise missiles. It also marks the North's sixth provocation this year, including four rounds of ballistic missile tests.