S.Korean daily: North fired 2 missiles in January

A leading South Korean newspaper says North Korea fired two cruise missiles just after US President Joe Biden's inauguration in January.

Citing sources in the South Korean government, JoongAng Ilbo reported on Thursday that the missiles were launched on January 22 from a site near Kusong in North Phyongan Province in the country's northwest.

The paper says the missiles were of the same type as the two projectiles, believed to be cruise missiles, that were launched from a site near Onchon in the western province of South Phyongan on Sunday.

The South Korean daily says North Korea was apparently trying to flaunt its missile capability to coincide with the start of the Biden administration.