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Fired Up: N Korea Launches Latest Short-Range Missile Over Sea of Japan

Sputnik News

14:18 29.03.2016(updated 15:53 29.03.2016)

North Korea fired a short-range missile from a city on its eastern coast, which flew over 120 miles (193 km) before hitting a land target at about 5:40 p.m. local time (9:10 GMT).

TOKYO (Sputnik) – North Korea fired on Tuesday another short-range missile from the Sea of Japan coastal city of Wonsan, media reported

The missile was fired at about 5:40 p.m. local time (9:10 GMT) and flew over 120 miles before hitting a land target in the country's northeastern Ryanggang province bordering China, the South Korean Yonhap agency reported, citing a South Korean military official.

The official stressed that Seoul was maintaining a high level of readiness while monitoring the situation.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated after North Korea successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test in early January and put a satellite into orbit a month later, violating UN Security Council resolutions and triggering condemnation from the international community.

The missile tests follow the North Korean launch of five short-range missiles that landed in the Sea of Japan on March 21.


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