Korean Peninsula Tension: S. Korea tracks signs of missile launch

South Korea’s military said on Monday that it was tracking signs of possible ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) after a Japanese broadcaster’s report on it.

The comments came after Japan’s state broadcaster NHK reported that Japan had put its military on alert for possible DPRK ballistic missile launch in order to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said that the DPRK forces have already deployed an unidentified number of Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles, mounted on mobile launchers, in the DPRK’s east coastal region of Wonsan.

The DPRK test-launched a total of three Musudan missiles in April, but all of the test-firings were believed to have failed as the missiles exploded in mid-air or crashed in waters several seconds after lift-off.

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