North Korea launches 2 missiles; no immediate threat to Guam

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The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) is reporting the launch of two unidentified projectiles out of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) this morning.

According to GHS/OCD, the reported projectiles were launched out of the DPRK toward the East Sea, Sea of Japan.

Homeland Security Advisor Tim Aguon said that based on available data, there was no indication the reported tests posed an immediate threat to Guam or the Marianas.

He said Guam Homeland Security, along with local, military and federal partners, will continue to monitor the events surrounding North Korea.

According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, North Korea today launched two unidentifiable objects at 5:34 and 5:57 a.m. with a flight distance of approximately 430 kilometers (267 miles).

Earlier, when the South Korean military had tracked the first launch, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said its military is keeping close watch in case of additional launches.

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