March 09, 2020 13:34
North Korea on Monday fired three projectiles into the East Sea from Sondok, South Hamgyong Province, military authorities here said.
The launch came a week after the regime tested a super-large multiple rocket launcher in Wonsan, Kangwon Province and just five days after leader Kim Jong-un sent a letter of sympathy to South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the coronavirus epidemic here.
The Joint Chief of Staff believes the projectiles were either short-range ballistic missiles or multiple-launcher rockets.
The JCS said they flew around 200 km at an altitude of up to 50 km. The South Korean and the U.S. intelligence authorities are working together to analyze the specifics.
"We believe it was part of firing drills involving multiple types of launchers that were also conducted on Feb. 28 and March 2," the JCS added.
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