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North Korea launches 3 ballistic missiles

July 19, 3:20 UTC+3 SEOUL
Earlier this month, the DPRK launched a submarine-based ballistic missile
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SEOUL, July 19. /TASS/. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea launched three ballistic missiles on Tuesday morning in what South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) saw as a response to the decision by Seoul government to deploy an advanced U.S. antimissile missile system in the country, Yonhap news agency said.

Seoul and Washington decided to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system before the end of 2017.

Earlier this month, the DPRK launched a submarine-based ballistic missile.

Tuesday’s launch took place in Hwanghae Province. The missiles flew 500 km to 600 km, the military on the JCS told the news agency. This range is thought to be enough to reach any hypothetical target in the south of the Korean Peninsula.

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