North Korea carries out short-range missile tests into Japan sea

Posted on Mar 17 2014 - 11:30pm by IBC News

Washington, March 17: North Korea reportedly fired 18 short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast in what appears to be a part of its ongoing protests against military drills by the US and South Korea.

While North Korea carries out short-range missile tests on a fairly routine basis, its long-range rocket or nuclear tests are viewed as provocations by Washington and Seoul.

According to CS Monitor, North Korea has test fired a series of similar short-range launches in recent weeks that have coincided with the annual military drills by allies US and South Korea.

Earlier, China had expressed over North Korean artillery launch that happened minutes before a Chinese commercial plane reportedly carrying 202 people flew in the same area