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
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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

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