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NK fires missiles off Japanese coast

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NK fires missiles off Japanese coast

 

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NK fires missiles off Japanese coast
518 words
7 March 2017
SHND
English
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NORTH Korea yesterday fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off northwest Japan, just days after Pyongyang promised retaliation over American-South Korean military drills it sees as a preparation for war.

South Korea’s military said the missiles were unlikely to have been intercontinental ballistic missiles, which can reach the United States.

The missiles flew on average 1,000 kilometers and reached a height of 260km. Some of the missiles landed in waters as close as 300km from Japan’s northwest coast, Japan’s defense minister Tomomi Inada said.

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