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N.Korea test fires multiple short-range anti-ship missiles

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    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    22nd Apr, 2020

North Korea launched multiple short-range anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea and Sukhoi jets fired air-to-surface missiles as part of its ongoing military exercises.

  • North Korea launched multiple short-range anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea and Sukhoi jets fired air-to-surface missiles as part of its ongoing military exercises.
  • The missile tests came on the eve of a national holiday in North Korea to celebrate the birthday of Kim Il Sung, the founder of the country and grandfather of the current leader, Kim Jong Un.
  • The anti-ship missiles plunged into the sea more than 150 kilometres (93 miles) off the east coast town of Munchon, while the Sukhois carried out firing tests.
  • The latest tests were part of wintertime drills the North has been carrying out in recent weeks after coronavirus concerns caused delays.
  • North Korea has been conducting weeks of military drills, including several launches of short-range ballistic missiles. Last month, it fired nine ballistic missiles in four rounds of tests, according to analysts.
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