Saturday, 26 August 2017

North Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles, says US military

North Korea has fired three short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, the US military has said.
A spokesman for US Pacific Command, using times at its Hawaii-based headquarters, initially said the first and third missiles at 11.49am and 12.19pm had failed in flight, but later revised its assessment to say they flew about 155 miles (250km).

"The second missile launch at 12.07pm appears to have blown up almost immediately," the spokesman said.

None of the missiles, launched from near Kittaeryong in the North, had posed a threat to either North America or the US Pacific territory of Guam, the spokesman added.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in response to the launches: "The military is keeping a tight surveillance over the North to cope with further provocations."

SKY      News.