S. Korea’s military, Japan’s coast guard say N. Korea fired projectile off east coast

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South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday said North Korea fired an unidentified projectile off the east coast into the sea.

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Japan’s defense ministry said that North Korea may have fired a ballistic missile, adding the projectile had not fallen within Japanese territory.

“It may have been a ballistic missile. It has not fallen within Japanese territory and is not believed to have come down within Japan’s exclusive economic zone,” a defense ministry spokesman said.

Earlier the Japanese coast guard warned ships against coming close to any fallen objects and instead asking them to provide related information to the coast guard.

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