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North Korea improving artilleries on border with South

June 30, 2013, 12:03 UTC+3
The new artilleries may pose a threat to South Korea’s capital areas
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SEOUL, June 30 (Itar-Tass) - Pyongyang has started improving its long-range artilleries on the border with South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday.

North Korea’s army is replacing 107-millimiter-cilber multiple rocket launchers with 240-millimiter-caliber launchers with a range of 70 kilometers.

According to Yonhap, Pyongyang has deployed three multiple rocket launchers with different caliber - 107 mm, 122 mm and 240 mm - on the border with South Korea.

“There are signs that the North is deploying artilleries at some western and eastern front-line military units,” South Korea’s government source said.

The new artilleries may pose a threat to South Korea’s capital areas.

According to different estimates, the North has a total of 5,100 multiple rocket launchers.

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