N. Korea may fire off several missiles from different sites: Yonhap.
North Korea may fire off several missiles of different types from different sites, Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday, citing a South Korean government source.
"There are clear signs that the North could simultaneously fire off Musudan, Scud and Nodong missiles," the source was quoted as saying.
South Korean national security officials have said North Korea has moved two medium-range Musudan missiles with a range of 3,000-4,000 kilometers, capable of hitting U.S. bases in Guam, to Wonsan on its eastern coast and could launch a missile around Wednesday.
According to satellite imagery, four or five more transporter-erector-launchers (TEL) were recently spotted in South Hamkyung Province, sparking speculation that the North may fire off missiles from several places, said Yonhap.
The TELs are believed to be launch platforms for short-range Scud missiles, which have a range of 300-500 km, and medium-range Nodong missiles, which can travel 1,300-1,500 km, the source said.
Meanwhile, South Korea and the United States have raised the surveillance level earlier Wednesday in preparation for an imminent missile test by North Korea, a senior South Korean military official said in the report.
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|Publication:||Asian Political News|
|Date:||Apr 16, 2013|
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