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South Korea military says unlikely that North Korea missiles were ICBMs
March 6, 2017 / 1:52 AM / 6 months ago

South Korea military says unlikely that North Korea missiles were ICBMs

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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