Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pyongyang launches three short-range missiles – South

South Korea’s Ministry of Defense has detected three launches of short-range guided missiles by North Korea, it said.

Two launches were fired on Saturday morning and another one in the afternoon, reports Yonhap news agency.

The missiles were fired from the east coast into the Sea of Japan, the report says.

They were likely shore-based anti-ship missiles, South Korean media believe.

Japan confirmed the report of the launches, saying its military had detected them too.

The South’s military says it is maintaining high level of readiness amid the developments.