N.Korea Fires 2 Shells from Multiple Rocket Launcher

  • By Yu Yong-weon

    July 11, 2022 13:22

    North Korea fired two rounds from what is believed to be a multiple rocket launcher into the West Sea on Sunday, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff here. 
    The JCS speculated that the rounds were not ballistic missiles but shells of less than 240-㎜ caliber. 
    North Korea fires multiple rocket launchers during a drill on March 9, 2020, in this photo from the Rodong Sinmun the following day.
    "The South Korean military detected trajectories of rounds from what was presumed to be a North Korean MRL from around 6:21 p.m. to around 6:37 p.m. Sunday," the JCS told reporters hours after the firing. "The military is maintaining tight preparedness while enhancing vigilance and closely cooperating with the U.S." 
    They were fired from South Pyongan Province. The 240-㎜ MRL has a range of about 60 to 70 ㎞. 
    "The JCS did not publicize the firing immediately because the projectiles were not ballistic missiles," a military source said. It seems they were fired for training purposes.
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