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North Korea fires 4 short-range missiles on Thursday Updated: 2014-02-28 06:38:11 KST


Korea's Defense Ministry has confirmed that North Korea fired off four projectiles, which are believed to have been Scud ballistic missiles, at 5:42 Thursday evening.
The four short-range missiles were launched from North Korea's southeastern coast, in an area called Gitdaeryeong into the East Sea in a northeasterly direction.
Gitdaeryeong is a mountainous region with a missile launching pad, and is located some 40 kilometers south of the North Korean port city of Wonsan, North Korea's strategic and military foothold.
South Korean defense ministry officials say the missiles are believed to have a range of some 2-hundred kilometers.
The ministry believes, the missile launch was in response to the ongoing South Korea-U.S. joint military drills on the Korean peninsula.
It added that South Korean military forces are prepared for any possible provocation from the North.
Meanwhile, Korea's YTN reported, citing government officials, that North Korea also fired off four projectiles from North Korea's eastern coast, north of Wonsan, into the East Sea in a northeasterly direction last Friday, during the second day of the inter-Korean family reunions.
The projectiles were believed to have a range of some 1-hundred-50 to 60 kilometers.
Park Ji-won, Arirang News.

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