North Korea on Tuesday morning released 3 three ballistic missiles from the East coast. Missiles launched between 5:45 and 6:40 a.m. local time, was shipped from the province of North Hwanghae in Western North Korea and flew about 500 or 600 km (between 310 and 370 miles).
Short-range missiles of the type of ACS or Nodong flying 500 to 600 km (300-380 miles), said said Jeon Ha-Kyu, the representative of the joint chiefs of staff. The statement noted that the range covers all areas of South Korea, including the sea port of Busan on the southern tip of South Korea.
The missile test occurred after 6 days after South Korea announced that it will deploy anti-missile system THAAD in Seongju, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) South-East of Seoul. The system must be able to protect two thirds of the territory of South Korea from attack by its Northern neighbor.
This is not the first missile test by North Korea this month - July 9, ballistic missile, went in flight from a submarine off the East coast of the country and shortly thereafter fell into the water. Missile launch from a submarine forced the United States to introduce more stringent sanctions against the North Korean leader for alleged human rights violations.
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