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North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile,' South Korean military official says

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By Phil Helsel and Stella Kim  with NBC News World News
Image: A Hwasong-15 ballistic missile during the military parade to mark th
A Hwasong-15 ballistic missile during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean People's Army at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang.   -   Copyright  Jiji Press

North Korea fired an "unidentified projectile" on Thursday afternoon, a South Korean military official said.

It's the second time in a week that North Korea has apparently conducted a launch.

The projectile was fired "towards eastern direction from Sinori area located in Northern Pyongan Province" about 4:30 p.m. local time (3:30 a.m. ET), the South Korean military official said.