ALERT: North Korea test-fires 4 short-range rockets, says Yonhap

Rockets tested are of 300mm caliber sort fired in February and March
July 30th, 2014
4

North Korea has test-fired four short-range rockets towards its East Coast, according to reports by the Yonhap News Agency on Wednesday.

According to the reports, the rockets fired were short-range 300mm caliber rockets, which were used in tests by the DPRK in February and April.

Yonhap quoted a statement by South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), which stated that the rockets “were fired from a site near Mount Myohyang in Pyongan Province at 7:30 a.m., 7:40 a.m., 5:50 p.m. and around 6 p.m. today”.

“The two projectiles launched in the morning flew for just a few seconds. It appears that the North’s firing failed,” it continued, “Our military has maintained vigilance against additional launches and is taking necessary steps”.

The test marks another projectile-based weapons test by North Korea in recent weeks, with the military having tested  a short range ballistic missile over the weekend.

Further details, including where the rockets were tested and the ROK government’s response, are yet to be revealed.

Picture: Wikimedia Commons, edited by NK News

Recommended for You

Japan police raid pro-North Korea group residences

Japan police raid pro-North Korea group residences

Japanese police raided the residences of six Chongryon’ members Thursday, including the home of its chairman Ho Jong Man. Japanese police said the trading company Toho, based in Tokyo and owned b…

March 28th, 2015
2
Ninety-five percent ROK intelligence capability from U.S. - former defense official

Ninety-five percent ROK intelligence capability from U.S. - former defense official

South Korea relies on the U.S. for 95 percent of its intelligence capabilities, a former ROK defense ministry official said in a conference on Thursday. "We (South Korea) have to particularly incre…

March 27th, 2015
2

About the Author

Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham is an NK News contributor based in London. He has previously worked at the Sunday Times and politics.co.uk.

Join the discussion

  • Warren Lauzon

    A 50% failure rate is probably not what they were hoping for.

    • laracraft518

      as Norman implied I am inspired that a mom able to get paid $5514 in one month on the computer . How ??? .. click FINANCIAL REPORT in ………. PAYRAP.ℭℴℳ

  • laracraft518

    nice

  • flyingsword

    They are exactly short range…..can reach from north of the DMZ to Pyongtaek, South Korea….