Rival parties fail to pass pension reform bill

N. Korea launches rockets for second straight day

kh close

 

Published : 2014-03-23 09:15
Updated : 2014-03-23 09:17

 North Korea fired 16 short-range rockets from its east coast early Sunday for a second straight day, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, the latest in a series of provocative launches that are in apparent protest of ongoing joint military drills between Seoul and Washington.

   The North fired 30 FROG ground-to-ground rockets from the eastern city of Wonsan, the same test site, early Saturday, without making a pre-announcement for civilian flights or vessels.

   The North launched the same type of rockets over two times between 00:52 a.m. and 2:31 a.m. Sunday, which flew about 60 kilometers into the sea, according to the military.

   "The military has maintained vigilance against additional launches," the JCS said.     

   Pyongyang has fired a spate of Scud ballistic missiles and artillery using multiple rocket launchers from its east coast since late February, in apparent protest against ongoing South Korea-U.S. joint military drills. The communist-state claimed the launches were for the purpose of "self-defense."

   The two-week war game Key Resolve ended in early March, while the two-month field training Foal Eagle runs through April 18.

   The North has denounced the joint drills as a rehearsal for invasion, while Seoul and Washington have said they are defensive in nature. (Yonhap)

  

Photo News

킴 카다시안, ‘섹시 셀카북’ 공개…‘헉’

제시 ‘라쉬가드’ 섹시 그라치아

트레이너 정아름, 환상적인 몸매 뽐내