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S.Korea military says unlikely that N.Korea missiles were ICBMs
March 6, 2017 / 2:46 AM / 7 months ago

S.Korea military says unlikely that N.Korea missiles were ICBMs

A woman walks past a television broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing ballistic missiles, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s military said on Monday there was a low chance that four North Korean missiles launched earlier in the day were intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), but more time would be needed to confirm.

A spokesman for South Korea’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Roh Jae-cheon, told a regular news briefing that the missiles had flown an average 1,000 km and reached a maximum altitude of roughly 260 km.

Roh added both the South Korean and U.S. military are studying the launches.

Reporting by Christine Kim and Jack Kim; Editing by Lincoln Feast

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