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N. Korea fires 3 short-range rockets into East Sea

2014/06/26 19:02

SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea fired three short-range projectiles from its east coast into the East Sea on Thursday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

The rockets were fired from a site near its eastern city of Wonsan at around 5 p.m. and landed in international waters, according to the JCS.

"Their range is some 190 kilometers, and we are now looking into exactly what type of rockets North Korea fired," a JCS official said, noting that the North's 300-millimeter multiple rocket launcher KN-09 has a similar range.

Pyongyang last fired a spate of rockets from its east coast into the East Sea in March in protest of regular joint military drills between South Korea and the United States, which it condemned as a rehearsal for invasion.

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