North Korea on Wednesday fired two unidentified ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan (East Sea), South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

The missiles were fired from the central region of the country on Wednesday afternoon, the JCS said in a brief statement, adding that Seoul and Washington are analyzing details for more information.

The last time the regime fired a ballistic missile was at the end of March, when it tested what appeared to be a version of its KN-23 projectile, capable of tracing trajectories that were very difficult to intercept.

The launch was also detected by the Japanese Coast Guard at 1.38 pm local time (04:38 GMT), and it has indicated that the projectiles fell outside the Japanese exclusive economic zone, national broadcaster NHK reported.