North Korea fires two more Scud-C ballistic missiles after launch of four missiles last week 0303141

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Defence & Security News - North Korea

 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 09:15 AM
 
North Korea fires two more Scud-C ballistic missiles after launch of four missiles last week.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday, March 3, 2014, launched two Scud-C short-range missiles on its east coast, local media reported. The second such launch in less than a week, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry.
     
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday, March 3, 2014, launched two Scud-C short-range missiles on its east coast, local media reported. The second such launch in less than a week, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry.
North Korea ballistic missile No-Dong-B (BM-25 Musudan) based on the Russian-made Scud-C.
     
The DPRK fired off two short-range ballistic missiles, believed to be of Scud-C or the local-made No-Dong-B (BM-25 Musudan) type, for 10 minutes from 6:19 a.m. local time Monday at Gitaeryeong and Wonsan areas in the DPRK's southeast coast.

On Feb. 27, the DPRK fired four short-range missiles, allegedly of Scud-type missiles, from the same area. From there the DPRK launched two Scud-C type missiles, which flew around 220 km at an altitude of 60-70 km.

The missiles were fired into the sea off North Korea's eastern coast just days after the start of annual joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States

Thursday's launch was the first time North Korea had fired Scud missiles, which have a range that covers the whole of the Korean Peninsula, since 2009, South Korea said.

At that time, South Korea's Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said that the launch was seen as "intended provocation" as the incident came after annual war games between Seoul and Washington began.

 

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