N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles into Sea of Japan


Seoul/Tokyo, Nov. 2 (Jiji Press)--North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan around 8:51 a.m. Wednesday (11:51 p.m. Tuesday GMT), the South Korean military said.

The missiles were fired from the eastern coastal city of Wonsan in Kangwon Province and are believed to have dropped into the high seas, with one of them falling into waters 26 kilometers south of the Northern Limit Line, the de facto sea boundary between the two Koreas, and another into waters 167 kilometers northwest of the South Korean island of Ulleungdo. The other missile fell 57 kilometers east of Sokcho, a South Korean city along the country's east coast.

Countering the North Korean launches, the South Korean military fired three precision air-to-ground missiles from an air force fighter jet into the high seas north of the NLL.

The North Korean missile firings prompted an air raid warning for Ulleungdo around 8:55 a.m., with residents ordered to evacuate temporarily.

According to South Korean military sources, the North fired a total of 10 or more missiles of various types, including the three short-range ballistic missiles, eastward and westward on Wednesday.

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