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New South Korea ballistic missiles can strike all of North Korea

South Korea on Wednesday successfully test-fired two domestically built ballistic missiles that can hit all of North Korea, officials said.

The missiles, which had a reported range of more than 500 kilometres, were fired from a southern launch pad, said an official at Seoul’s Defence Ministry.

President Park Geun-hye watched the launches, according to her office.

South Korea struck a deal with the United States in 2002 that allows Seoul to possess longer-range missiles to better cope with North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.

There was no immediate response from North Korea.


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