N. Korea attempts launch of two mid-range missiles

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In this October 10, 2015 file photo, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea army parades it's missile defense during the Workers' Party of Korea 70th anniversary. North Korea failed to launch a powerful mid-range missile Wednesday for the fifth time in just over two months, South Korea's military said. (Rodong Sinmun)
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In this October 10, 2015 file photo, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea army parades it's missile defense during the Workers' Party of Korea 70th anniversary. North Korea failed to launch a powerful mid-range missile Wednesday for the fifth time in just over two months, South Korea's military said. (Rodong Sinmun)

N. Korea attempts launch of two mid-range missiles

by: Kim Gamel | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: June 22, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea —  North Korea launched a pair of powerful mid-range missiles Wednesday, but both appeared to fall quickly into the sea, running the provocative country’s string of consecutive failures to six, military officials said.

The missile tests came amid heightened tensions over the North’s refusal to give up its nuclear ambitions, despite international condemnation and harsh U.N. sanctions.

The launches of presumed Musudan missiles occurred just over two hours apart from the North’s Wonsan rocket facility on the country’s east coast.

“The missiles were tracked over the Sea of Japan, where initial indications are they fell,” U.S. Strategic Command said in a statement. “We strongly condemn this and other North Korea missile tests in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions, which explicitly prohibit North Korea's use of ballistic missile technology.

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