North Korea test-fires missiles again for the second time in less than a week; no immediate threat to Guam


North Korea has launched multiple unidentified missiles again for the second time in less than a week, the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense reported.

GHS/OCD, in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), federal and military partners, continue to monitor events surrounding the region including reports of projectiles launched out of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), today.

The reported projectiles were launched from North Korea’s east coast from the Hodo Peninsula and traveled about 428 miles over the sea.

According to GHS/OCD, there was no indication the reported tests posed an immediate threat to Guam or the Marianas.

“The tests come less than a week after similar reported tests out of North Korea. Guam Homeland Security, along with our local, military and federal partners, will continue to monitor the events surrounding the incidents,” stated Homeland Security Advisor Tim Aguon

According to ABC News, a senior Trump administration official said the U.S. government is “aware of reports of a missile launch from North Korea and we will continue to monitor the situation.”

The reported launch comes five days after another launch of what South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff identified as two new versions of North Korean short-range missiles.