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North Korea fires short-range missiles into Sea of Japan

May 18, 2013

The Extinction Protocol

May 18, 2013NORTH KOREANorth Korea has launched three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, apparently as part of a military drill, South Korea’s defense ministry said. US and South Korean forces had been on heightened alert for a medium-range ballistic missile test in recent weeks amid tensions triggered by North Korea’s nuclear test in February. “North Korea launched two guided missiles in the morning and another one in the afternoon,” a defense ministry spokesman said. “The missiles landed in the East Sea (Sea of Japan),” he said. South Korea was maintaining intense surveillance of the North and keeping a high-level of readiness to deal with any risky developments, he added. North Korea sometimes launches short-range missiles for tests or as part of military drills. “A more detailed analysis will be needed but the missiles launched may be a modified anti-ship missile or the KN-02 surface-to-surface missile…

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