Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

North Korea fires another ballistic missile: Seoul

Narada Desk | August 3, 2016 9:25 am Print
South Korean military officials are analyzing what type of missile it was and how far it flew
North Korea Missiles Launch

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday said North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the East waters from its western region.

The projectile was launched eastward from South Hwanghae province around 7.50 a.m. (local time), Yonhap news agency reported.

South Korean military officials were analyzing what type of missile it was and how far it flew, according to Seoul’s Defense Ministry.

On July 19, North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea, according to Seoul defense officials.

Further details were being analysed, the JCS said.

The launch came after North Korea test-fired two medium-range Rodong ballistic missiles and one shorter-range Scud missile on July 19 in an apparent protest against the decision between Seoul and Washington to deploy Terminal High Altitude Area Defence in South Korean soil.