North Korea Fires Off Multiple Suspected Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles


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Ryan Pickrell China/Asia Pacific Reporter
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North Korea launched a salvo of suspected anti-ship cruise missiles Thursday, according to the South Korean military.

The weapons were fired from a location near Wonsan, Gangwan Province on the east coast, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff told Yonhap News Agency.

The missiles reportedly flew around 124 miles. It is unclear how many missiles were fired, and the specifics of the weaponry have yet to be revealed.

North Korea has launched a dozen ballistic missiles this year, advancing the reclusive regime’s missile program at an accelerated pace. North Korea has tested three new systems this year.

Pyongyang has been testing missile systems from the military parade in April. The new Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile, Pukguksong-2 medium-range ballistic missile, and Scud variant tested in recent weeks all made appearances. A road-mobile anti-ship cruise missile system similar to the Russian Kh-35 also showed up during the parade.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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