Friday, May 29, 2009

North Korea Fires Another Short-Range Missile Off East Coast

Via Yonhap News (Korea) -

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has launched a short-range missile from its Musudan-ri rocket launch site on the country's east coast, a South Korean government official said Friday.

"What the North has launched this time appears to be different from what it had launched (previously)," the official said. "It is a new type of a land-to-air missile," the official said.

North Korea launched the missile, with an estimated range of 160 km, into the East Sea at around 6:12 p.m., according to the official.

The North has been firing a series of missiles since Monday, when it said it successfully conducted its second nuclear test.


This is the sixth short-range missile North Korea has test-fired since Monday's nuclear test.

Western and South Korean sources put the yield of Monday's North Korean nuclear test at four or less kilotons - far below the 10 to 20 kiloton yield estimate given by the Russian defense ministry.

According to FoxNews....
U.S. officials say there are new signs North Korea may be planning even more missile launches... there are indications of increased activity at a site used to fire long-range missiles.

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