North Korea has fired five unidentified short-range projectiles from an area to the south of Hamhung city, South Hamgyong province, on the country's east coast, from between 3:19 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. South Korean time (2:19 a.m to 3:05 a.m. ET) Monday, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The JCS had previously reported the launch of four projectiles.

The projectiles flew about 200 kilometers towards the sea to the east of the Korean peninsula, the JCS said in a statement.

The South Korean military is closely tracking and monitoring the situation and is maintaining full readiness posture, the statement added.

Since early February, the reclusive regime has fired 15 various projectiles over four occasions.

It is the second time in less than a week that the North has launched projectiles, following the launch of two ballistic missiles near Sukchon county, South Pyongan province, on the country's west coast Friday.

Courtesy CNN