North Korea fires two ballistic missiles towards Japan in record year for launches by Kim Jong-un’s regime

NORTH Korea has fired two ballistic missiles towards Japan in what is a record year for launches by Kim Jong-un’s regime.

The launches marked the 35th day this year that North Korea has conducted a missile test and they come as the regime ramps up its nuclear weapons programme.

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The launches being watched on TV in South KoreaCredit: Reuters

The Japanese officials said the two missiles fell in the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan and that no damage to ships or human injuries have been reported.

Japanese Vice Defence Minister Toshiro Ino told reporters that both missiles flew a 310 miles at a maximum altitude 340 miles.

He criticized North Korea for threatening the safety of Japan, the region and the international community.

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