August 14, 2014 8:14 pm -

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The rockets were fired from multiple launchers in the North Korean port city of Wonsan and traveled 220 km (135 miles) before landing in waters east of the Korean peninsula, a defense ministry official said.

The last rocket was fired 35 minutes before Pope Francis was due to arrive at an air base in Seoul, where the pontiff started a five-day visit to South Korea.

The launches came ahead of U.S.-South Korean military exercises scheduled to start on Monday. Seoul and Washington say the exercises are defensive in nature but North Korea regularly protests against the drills, which it sees as a rehearsal for war.


D.B. Hirsch
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3 responses to North Korea Fires Three Short-Range Rockets As Pope Visits South Korea

  1. M D Reese August 14th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I guess the littlest dictator is feeling ignored lately…

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker August 14th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    You think redneck hillbilly’s carrying guns in our streets are compensating for their small dicks, check out this pretentious penis-envy prick on parade.