Friday, May 29, 2009

Wire: Report Says North Korea Test-Fires 6th Missile

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

Initial reports say North Korea test fired a new type of land-to-air missile.

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2009 -- Newswire services reported this morning that a report says North Korea has test-fired another short-range missile off its east coast.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency did not provide any details about the reported launch Friday, the Associated Press said.

The Yonhap News Agency reported that a South Korean government official said, "What the North has launched this time appears to be different from what it had launched [previously]."

"It is a new type of a land-to-air missile," the official said.

North Korea launched the missile, with an estimated range of 160 km, into the East Sea at around 6:12 p.m., according to the official.

The launch, if confirmed, would be the sixth missile North Korea has test-fired since its nuclear test on Monday.

This is a developing story.

(Report from newswire sources.)

Report: NKorea test-fires short-range missile
N. Korea fires new type of short-range missile off east coast: source

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