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North Korea test-fires 30 missiles into sea: South Korean military

Published on Mar 22, 2014 7:19 AM
 
Visitors walk past replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (right) and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles (left) at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on March 3. North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, the South's Yonhap news agency said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington. -- PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of launches despite calls from Seoul and Washington to stop "provocative actions".

"North Korea fired off 30 short-range missiles between 4:00am and 6:10am this morning from its east coast into the Sea of Japan (East Sea)," said a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs.

"The missiles are estimated to have flown about 60km," he added.

Analysts said the missiles had been launched from the same location as 25 projectiles on Sunday, near the eastern port of Wonsan. The projectiles were Soviet-era short range Frog missiles from the 1960s, they said.

 
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