DPRK fires three missiles, no threats posed: US military

Xinhua
The US Pacific Command said the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched three missiles earlier Friday but none of them had posed a threat.
Xinhua

The US Pacific Command said the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched three missiles earlier Friday but none of them had posed a threat.

"The first and third missiles...failed in flight," said the spokesman, Commander Dave Benham.

"The second missile launch... appear to have blown up almost immediately," he said.

The projectiles were launched from a site near Gitdaeryong in Gangwon Province at around 6:49 a.m. local time, according to the South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

Those flew some 250 kilometers in the northeastern direction before falling into the sea, the Yonhap news agency cited the JCS as reporting, claiming that the projects appeared to be short-range missiles.

South Korean and American forces are conducting their joint annual drills, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG), which Pyongyang deemed as a provocation.


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