Report: North Korea launches short-range missiles
Kim Jong Un is briefed by his generals in this undated photo. On the wall is a map titled "Plan for the strategic forces to target mainland U.S."
May 18th, 2013
09:54 AM ET

Report: North Korea launches short-range missiles

North Korea launched three short-range guided missiles into the sea off the Korean Peninsula's east coast Saturday, South Korea's semi-official news agency Yonhap cited the South Korean Defense Ministry as saying.

The ministry said it had detected two launches in the morning, followed by another in the afternoon, Yonhap reported.

The missiles were fired in a northeasterly direction, away from South Korean waters, the ministry said.

South Korea has beefed up monitoring on North Korea and is maintaining a high-level of readiness to deal with any risky developments, the ministry added, according to Yonhap.

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  1. chrissy

    The Oklahoma state medical examiners is now saying there are at least 51 deaths so far. 20 of which are children. And they expect it to climb!

    May 20, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. chrissy

    Lol, i guess gary doesnt like art huh?

    May 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. j e f f f r a n k

    Blocked vBulletin

    May 20, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. BobTbuilder

    "Hey Guys, I think I see a school of Tuna over to the right.
    Ready, Aim, Fire!"

    May 21, 2013 at 12:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. chrissy

    @ TAofC, i wasnt shouting at anyone so mind your own business. Mary knows when im talking to her.

    May 21, 2013 at 12:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. chrissy

    TJI: 40 more confirmed dead, bringing total now at 91. And they are expecting more tornados in the next couple days! What a trajedy!

    May 21, 2013 at 12:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
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