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14 Apr 2020 | 01:03 AM UTC

North Korea: Suspected cruise missile test in the East Sea April 14 /update 32

North Korea fires suspected short-range cruise missiles into the East Sea from Munchon on April 14; similar missile tests expected over the near term



Multiple short-range cruise missiles were reportedly launched into the East Sea from the town of Munchon (Gangwon-do) on the morning (local time) of Tuesday, April 14. According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the missiles were launched around 07:00 and flew about 150 km (93 mi) before falling into the sea. The projectiles are believed to be surface-to-ship missiles. A similar missile test was conducted on Monday, March 2.

Similar North Korean missile launches are possible over the near term.  


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.