N Korea fires 'projectiles' into waters: S. Korea

29 August, 2017, 00:39 | Author: Ora Austin
  • North Korea launches three short-range ballistic missiles

No word so far from North Korea on Saturday's missile launchbut the regime's state-run media has reported that Kim Jong-un oversaw a special forces exercise simulating an invasion of South Korean border islands.

A variety of military hardware, including aircraft, missiles launchers and self-propelled howitzers, were used at the event on Friday, a national holiday commemorating the date the country's "military first" Songun policy was adopted, Efe news quoted the Korean Central New Agency as saying (KCNA).

One of the three missiles blew up "almost immediately", with none of the weapons posing a threat to either North America or the U.S. territory of Guam, the spokesman said.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff described it as an "unidentified projectile", saying it was sacked from a site in the eastern province of Gangwon.

By firing these missiles, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un completely disregarded warnings from the USA and South Korea to stop weapons trials.

"They could be ballistic missiles but they could be rockets".

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The 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises, which began August 21, are conducted annually and touted by South Korea and the United States as defensive in nature.

It's the first missile test since North Korea launched successfully launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July which is said could reach as far as the U.S. mainland.

The North bombarded Yeonpyeong island in November 2010 in response to a South Korean live-fire drill near the tense sea border, killing four South Koreans, two soldiers and two civilians, and prompting Seoul to return the fire. It added that the missile posed no threat to the USA territory of Guam, which the North had previously warned it would fire missiles toward.

"In regards to activity in North Korea tonight the President has been briefed and we are monitoring the situation", its press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test launch. It was not clear, however, whether the three missiles were fired from a single device or more than one.

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