North Korea Launches Two Short Range Rockets

by Editor | July 2, 2014 2:35 am

CNN – North Korea launched two short-range rockets off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, according to South Korea’s defense ministry.

They were fired around 7:50 and 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday and flew for about 112 miles before falling into the Sea of Japan, officials said.

The launch comes a day after North Korea asked South Korea to halt intrusions at sea and firing drills near islands close to the two countries’ disputed maritime border.

North Korea also wanted South Korea to stop “attracting” U.S. military hardware, including strategic bombers and a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, into the region.

It also asked that South Korea cancel its planned joint military drills with the United States in August.

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