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Sunday, May 10, 2015

South Korea says North Korea Test-Fires 3 Missiles into Sea

South Korean military officials say North Korea has fired three anti-ship cruise missiles into its eastern sea.

The firings Saturday come just hours after Pyongyang's state media touted the country's advancing military capabilities by claiming the successful test-firing of a submarine-launched missile.

An official from South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff said the missiles were fired within a span of an hour in the early evening from an area near the eastern port city of Wonsan. He identified the missiles as KN-01 missiles, which the North also test-fired in February in an event personally attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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