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Seoul: North Korea Fired 3 Missiles Into Our Eastern Sea

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South Korea says North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into its eastern sea, eight days after Pyongyang warned of a “physical counter-action” against the South over its decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system to better cope with North Korean threats, the AP reports.

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Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday that the short-range ballistic missiles were launched from inland between 5:45am and 6:40am and flew about 311 to 373 miles before crashing into the sea, displaying a sufficient range to target the southern part of South Korea, where Seoul and Washington have decided to station the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, system. Seoul and Washington started talks on THAAD deployment after North Korea conducted a fourth nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch earlier this year.

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