March 06, 2017 12:20
North Korea Monday fired at least four ballistic missiles into the East Sea in apparent protest against massive joint military drills by South Korea and the U.S.
The South Korean military says North Korea fired four missiles from a missile base in Tongchang-ri, North Pyongan Province around 7:30 a.m and they flew about 1,000 km before coming down in the sea.
"The missiles were an upgraded version of the Musudan which is an intermediate ballistic missile, but Seoul and Washington are still trying to figure out the exact type," a Defense Ministry official said.
Japan confirmed that three of the four missiles fell in its exclusive economic zone within 250 km of Japanese land.
North Korea on Friday threatened to launch more missiles as South Korea and the U.S. started their biggest-ever show of force, which is to last until April. South Korea's military says it is on high alert and maintaining readiness for any further provocations.
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