North Korea launches 3 missiles: South Korea
May 19 , 2013
The South Korean Ministry of Defense reported that North Korea had launched three short-range missiles on Friday.
A ministry spokesman stated that two of these were launched in the morning and the remaining one in the afternoon.
South Korea remains vigilant for any sign of military provocation following the launch, it was reported.
While South Korea remains suspicious, such launches are seen as fairly routine. The last such launch by North Korea was reported in March this year.
Tensions between the two countries remain since North Korea launched a three-stage rocket in December and conducted a nuclear test – its third such – in February.
America had stated earlier this month that North Korea had rolled back its Masudan mobile launch vehicles. This has led to speculations whether North Korea is interested in thawing relations with the South or may have been moving its missiles out of view of satellite imagery.