North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles into the East Sea, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) confirmed, according to Yonhap News.
The JCS had previously announced the launch of an unidentified projectile.
The Japanese Coast Guard also stated that an object was fired, which could have been a ballistic missile.
Ballistic missile tests violate UN resolutions aimed at limiting the North’s nuclear activities. South Korea and Japan provided no additional information.
It comes just days after North Korea conducted a test of a long-range cruise missile capable of striking much of Japan.
According to experts, the cruise missile could carry a nuclear warhead.
The United Nations Security Council does not prohibit the testing of cruise missiles.
Ballistic missiles, on the other hand, are considered more dangerous because they can carry larger and more powerful payloads, have a much longer range, and travel faster.