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At least 17 ballistic missiles launched by North Korea within a day


The North Korean military on Wednesday launched at least 17 short-range ballistic missiles and ground-to-air missiles, the Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

According to its information, the missile launches were carried out in three stages. The first was around 6:51 a.m. local time (12:51 a.m. Moscow time), when four short-range ballistic missiles were launched from the South Pyongan Province toward the Yellow Sea.

Three more were then launched around 8:51 a.m. (2:51 a.m. Moscow time) from the Kangwon Province toward the Sea of Japan. One of them was directed at the South Korean island of Ulleungdo, where an air alert was sounded.

At around 9:12 a.m., short-range ballistic missiles and surface-to-air missiles were launched from South Hamgyong Province toward the Sea of Japan and from the North Pyongan Province toward the Yellow Sea. According to estimations, roughly ten missiles were fired.

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