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DRPK fires two short-range missiles into East Sea: S.Korean military

English.news.cn   2014-06-29 08:48:59
• DPRK fired two short-range ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast early Sunday morning.
• According to a JCS official, the DPRK fired the missiles without designating no-sail zones.
• The missiles landed in international waters northeast of the East Sea, the official said.
 
  
 

SEOUL, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast early Sunday morning, S. Korean military said.

"North Korea fired each one missile presumed to be Scuds from the vicinity of Wonsan, Gangwon Province, at about 4:50 a.m. and 4: 58 a.m. into the East Sea," the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

"Their range is about 500 kilometers," it added.

According to a JCS official, the DPRK fired the missiles without designating no-sail zones, which the South Korean military view as a clear provocation.

The missiles landed in international waters northeast of the East Sea, the official said.

The launch came three days after the DPRK fired what were believed to be three short-range projectiles into the East Sea on Thursday.

It also marks the North's 11th firing of short-range missiles and the fourth ballistic missile launch this year.

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PYONGYANG, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The north-south joint commission for Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ) on Thursday held its fifth meeting, the official KCNA news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported.

The meeting was divided into two sessions: a plenary session and contacts between heads of delegations from both sides. The DPRK side clarified its stances and principles for the normalization of KIZ operation, the KCNA said. Full Story

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