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N Korea Fires 100 Missiles into Sea of Japan Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Jul 15, 2014, 01:56 AM

North Korea is raising its belligerence levels by shooting over 100 missiles in the direction of Japan, but laning in the Sea of Japan.

The JoongAng Daily reports that, "North Korea fired about 100 short-range projectiles toward its waters in the East Sea from a launch site close to the inter-Korean border, Seoul officials said yesterday, while it fixed the schedule with Seoul to hold talks to send its athletes and cheerleaders for the upcoming Asian Games."

A south Korean military official is quoted as saying that, “There was no specific move from the North Korean army after the firing ended at 12:15 p.m. We are analyzing the weapons that North Korea used and the spots where the shells landed.”

According to the JoongAng Daily, "An official from the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters at a briefing yesterday that the North Korean army launched about 100 artillery shells and rockets, assumed to be from 122mm or 240mm multiple rocket launchers, between 11:43 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. from a base behind Kuson Peak in Kosong, an eastern coastal county in Kangwon Province."

President Barry Obama has not issued a public statement on this matter.

To read the entire article from the JoongAng Daily, link here:

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