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North Korea stages third missile test in 3 weeks

Published: May 2017
 

ABU DHABI. North Korea has fired a scud-type missile from the region of Wonsan on its east coast in an easterly direction, South Korea’s army has said, according to the South Korean Yonhap news agency.

The launch was immediately reported to South Korean President, Moon Jae In, who called a meeting of the National Security Council, the South Korean office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

The North’s Scud missiles, using liquid fuel, are known to have a range of 300-500 km, and are mainly targeting the South, according to Yonhap news agency.

The missile is likely to fall within Japan’s exclusive economic zone. North Korea has recently developed a Scud variant, called Scud-ER (extended range), capable of travelling as far as 1,000 km, putting Japan within its range, the agency said.

On 28th May, North Korea said it had tested a new anti-aircraft weapon, supervised by leader Kim Jong Un reported Emirates News Agency WAM.

The U.S. Pacific Command confirmed that the launch occurred near Wonsan Airfield, saying the missile was tracked for six minutes until it landed in the East Sea.

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