North Korea test-fires two missiles without prior warning

North Korea has test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern waters Wednesday without prior warning, a media report said.

IANS| Updated: Jul 09, 2014, 10:41 AM IST

Seoul: North Korea has test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern waters Wednesday without prior warning, a media report said.

North Korea launched the missiles, presumed to be Scuds, from a site in Hwanghae province in a northeasterly direction at 4 a.m. and 4.20 a.m., Xinhua reported citing South Korea`s joint chiefs of staff.

Hwanghae province is located in North Korea`s western region. The missiles flew some 500 km across North Korean territory into its eastern international waters.

Pyongyang failed to issue a no-fly, no-navigation warning before the missile launches, endangering civilian ships and airplanes possibly flying through the region when the missiles were fired.
It was the country`s 13th launch of missiles or artillery shells this year.