North Korea fires two medium range missiles: South Korea



    North Korea fires two medium range missiles: South Korea

    June 22, Seoul: North Korea has test-fired two medium range ballistic missiles from its eastern coast, according to South Korea.

    The first launch was considered to have failed, travelling about 150km (90 miles) before landing in the sea. The second, launched hours later, flew about 400km. Military officials in the South said both were intermediate-range Musudan missiles.

    A confirmed successful test would mark a step forward for North Korea after four failed launches in recent months. With this, North Korea has tested medium range missiles six times now in three months.

    According to the South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, Seoul and the US were "carrying out an in-depth analysis" of the second launch, and did not say whether it was considered a success.

    North Korea, which is developing nuclear weapons, is banned by UN resolutions from any use of ballistic missile technology.

    Outside experts and intelligence agencies believe the first five launches were certainly failures, but aren't sure about the sixth (today's second launch).

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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