S.Korea Says DPRK Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missile

S.Korea Says DPRK Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missile

SEOUL, Sept 25 (NNN-YONHAP) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a short-range ballistic missile into its eastern waters, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, today.

The JCS said in a statement that, it detected the launch from an area in or around Taechon, North Pyongan province, at 6:53 a.m. local time. It provided no further details immediately.

South Korea was maintaining a full readiness posture, in close cooperation with the United States, while strengthening surveillance and vigilance, according to the JCS.

The DPRK missile launch came, two days after a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier arrived in Busan, about 390 km south-east of the capital, Seoul, for combined drills with the South Korean navy, being planned to take place later this month.– NNN-YONHAP


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