North Korea fires ballistic missiles

North Korea fires ballistic missiles

North Korea fires ballistic missiles

Written by Tharushan Fernando

06 Mar, 2017 | 6:55 am

North Korea has launched unidentified missiles which fell into the Sea of Japan.

Three of them fell into Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) after flying some 1,000km (620 miles), in what PM Shinzo Abe called a “new stage of threat”.

Japanese officials have said that there are no reports of damage to shipping or aircraft had been received since the launches,

South Korean officials had confirmed the Japanese P.M statement. They said that “Multiple ballistic missiles” were launched from the Tongchang-ri region near the North’s border with China

North Korea said it had a successful test-fire of a new kind of ballistic missile, last month

The nation is banned by the UN from any tests of missile or nuclear technology. The test in February was condemned by the UN, the US, South Korea and Japan.

 

667cb72d-d401-432d-b8de-2af66f7f482dAccording to Reuters,The U.S. military did not immediately comment but a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the United States also detected apparent launch activity in North Korea but declined to offer details.

North Korea had threatened to take “strong retaliatory measures” after South Korea and the United States began annual joint military drills on Wednesday that test their defensive readiness against possible aggression from the North.

North Korea criticizes the annual drills calling them preparation for war against it.

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