North Korea has moved two more missile launchers to its east coast to make some tests 2104131

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Sunday, April 21, 2013, 11:56 AM
 
North Korea has moved two more missile launchers to its east coast to make some tests.
Armed forces of North Korea has rmoved two more missile launchers to its east coast, where preparations have apparently begun for a missile test, according to unidentified military source. Expectations had been high that Pyongyang would carry out a test to coincide with celebrations marking the birth of North Korea's late founding leader Kim Il-Sung on April 15.
     
Armed forces of North Korea has rmoved two more missile launchers to its east coast, where preparations have apparently begun for a missile test, according to unidentified military source. Expectations had been high that Pyongyang would carry out a test to coincide with celebrations marking the birth of North Korea's late founding leader Kim Il-Sung on April 15.
The BM-25 Musudan also named No-Dong-B is a mobile intermediate-range ballistic missile developed by the Defence Industry of North Korea.
     

The North's military moved two launchers believed to be for Scud missiles to the northeast province of South Hamgyong last week, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, which cited a senior Seoul official.

In early April, North Korea had already transported two BM-25 Musudan mid-range missiles by train to the east coast and loaded them on vehicles equipped with launch pads.

"We have discovered the North has moved two additional TELs (transporter erector launchers) to the east coast ... after April 16," the official was quoted as saying.

The official said Seoul and the US were closely monitoring the site.

A spokesman for North Korea's defence ministry was not immediately available to confirm the report.

The North was previously reported to have moved seven missile launchers to its coast facing the East Sea, or Sea of Japan, in apparent preparations for a test that would further escalate tensions.

 

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