South Korea’s National Defense Ministry said today that the country's military has fired two ballistic missiles Hyunmoo-2 in response to neighbouring North Korea’s latest provocation.
A Tass report said the missiles were launched "from an eastern site near the inter-Korean border just six minutes after the North's missile firing from Pyongyang," according to Yonhap.
One missile flew about 250 km and accurately hit the target in the Sea of Japan.
The second launch was not successful -- the missile fell shortly after being fired.
The Ministry stressed Seoul’s response came while the North's missile was still flying