Updated August 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM
The Yonhap News Agency is reporting the DPRK “launched what seems to be short-range missiles into the East Sea on Saturday morning, according to South Korea’s military.”
Multiple sources have now confirmed the DPRK has fired several “unidentified projectiles” from the vicinity Gitdaeryong in Gangwon Province at around 6:49 a.m., said the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday that that the projectiles were fired from an area from the DPRK’s eastern coast and flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles).
The U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) in a tweet said, “Statement on latest #NorthKorea violation of @UN Security Council resolutions: 3 SRBM launches; no threat to U.S. territory including #Guam.
The statement went on to say: “Initial assessment indicates three short-range ballistic missile launches.”
“The first and third missiles at 11:49 a.m. (Hawaii time) and 12:19 p.m. failed in flight. The second missile launch at 12:07 p.m. appears to have blown up almost immediately.”
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The JCS says the South Korea and U.S. militaries were analyzing the launch.
Story includes information from AP wires, the Yonhap news agency with additional information from TheTruther.US.