N. Korea fires 3 missiles capable of striking entire peninsula
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published: July 19, 2016
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea on Tuesday, said military officials who added the weapons were capable of striking an area chosen for a U.S. advanced missile defense system.
The salvo came after Pyongyang vowed to retaliate for the July 8 U.S.-South Korea decision to deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, known as THAAD, on the divided peninsula.
The missiles were launched from the western city of Hwangju between 5:45 a.m. and 6:05 a.m. and flew between 310 and 372 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
It said the missiles had sufficient range to reach any part of the South, including the port city of Busan where the U.S. Navy has a key base.