North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protestsBy Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile and flew about 450 km (280 miles), South Korean officials said. North Korea has a large stockpile of the short-range missiles, originally developed by the Soviet Union.



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