South Korea Deploys Missiles Aimed at Pyongyang

Seoul, June 17 (Prensa Latina) South Korea deployed precision-guided surface-to-surface missiles capable of reaching North Korea, according to military sources quoted on Friday in news reports.

Located close to the demilitarized zone between the North and South, these missiles may be fired from multiple rocket launchers, according to the reports.

In 2004 the South Korean army obtained 220 missiles of that type from the United States. The weapons have a a range of 165 kilometers (64 miles) and can identify their targets using a GPS and inertial navigation technology.

This announcement came two days after Seoul set up a new command as part of military reinforcements around the islands close to its maritime border in the north.

One of those islands was the setting of crossfire between the two countries on Nov. 23, which once again tensions.


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