N. Korea fires off short-range missiles: Military sources
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea’s military fired short-range missiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on Friday, Yonhap reported, at a time of heightened tensions following Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test.
A single unit of the North’s military test-fired the missiles presumed to be KN-02, estimated to have a range of about 120 km, the report said.
“The launch was seen as testing its capability for short-range missiles. It seemed to be conducted on a military-unit level, not at a national level,” said a military source in Seoul cited by the South Korean news agency.
The tests came a day after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a live-fire artillery drill near the disputed Yellow Sea border with South Korea, as the South’s prime minister visited the flashpoint area.