S. Korean military says DPRK fires 2 ballistic missiles toward eastern waters

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Saturday.

A TV screen shows a file image of a North Korean missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (Photo: AP)

The JCS said in a statement that it detected two short-range ballistic missiles, launched by the DPRK from the Sunan area in Pyongyang between 6:45 a.m. and 7:03 a.m. local time into the eastern waters.

The DPRK fired two short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern waters on Thursday and Wednesday respectively and one short-range ballistic missile into the eastern waters on Sunday.

According to the South Korean military, in 2022 alone, the DPRK has test-fired ballistic missiles 20 times and cruise missiles twice.