29 May 2017

News Story: DPRK apparently test-launches ballistic missile - S. Korean military

SEOUL, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) test-launched a ballistic missile early Monday from the country's east coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

The ballistic missile, which was believed to be of Scud type, was fired at about 5:39 a.m. local time (2039 GMT on Sunday) from the DPRK's Wonsan vicinity, the JCS said in a statement.

The missile flew some 450 km into eastern waters. The Scud missile is a short-range ballistic missile with a range of 300-500 km, which is known to target the South Korean territory.

The JCS said South Korea and the United States were analyzing details on the missile launch.

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