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North Korea Launches Three Missiles Toward Japan

Source : 112 Ukraine

Longest flight range was about 200 kilometers
16:04, 9 March 2020

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North Korea launched three unidentified rockets toward the Sea of ​​Japan on Monday, Voice of America reports citing the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

It is known that this is the second launch in two weeks, which may indicate the joint exercises of the missile forces in the DPRK.

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Missiles were launched near the city of Sondok in Hamgen Namdo province in the east of the country. The longest flight range was about 200 kilometers, altitude - no more than 50 kilometers. Launches may be a continuation of the combined exercises and contradict the inter-Korean military deal, according to the Joint Committee

It is also reported that on March 2, Pyongyang already carried out its first missile launch in 2020 towards the Sea of ​​Japan from a region near the port of Wonsan. The flight range then was about 240 kilometers, altitude - about 35 kilometers. The DPRK then stated that the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, was in charge of the long-range artillery exercises on the spot.

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The country launched two short-range missiles in November last year. This was later called the multiple launch rocket system tests. From photographs from the test site, it can be assumed that the caliber of the missiles is approximately 600 mm.

As we reported earlier, Diplomats from a number of countries left North Korea after Pyongyang abolished the monthly quarantine for them, which was introduced as a precaution against coronavirus

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