North Korea launches short range missiles; no threat to Guam

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The projectiles are unidentified at this point.

Guam – North Korea launched multiple missiles this morning, none of which posed a threat to Guam, according to the Office of Homeland Security.

CNN reports that a statement issued by the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said “the projectiles” were launched around 6:49 am Saturday and flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles) into the Sea of Japan, or East Sea.

See the full press release from the Guam Office of Homeland Security below:

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), our federal and military partners, continue to monitor the recent events surrounding North Korea including recent reports of multiple short-range missiles into the sea east of the Korean peninsula earlier this morning.

The series of launches were detected and determined not to be a threat to Guam or the Marianas. GHS/OCD was well aware of the missile launches in real time, working with military and Department of Defense partners. Government of Guam leadership was made aware before media reports.

There is no confirmed report at this time, whether the launches were successful. GHS/OCD will continue to monitor the situation.

“Although the launches were no threat to Guam, it reminds us that we cannot be complacent,” stated George Charfauros, Guam Homeland Security Advisor. “We place confidence in our U.S. Department of Defense capabilities and continue open communications with our federal and military partners. GHS OCD continues to remain vigilant in monitoring the situation, along with other regional, national and international events. We will continue to keep the community updated on any new developments surrounding these events.”

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