Wednesday, October 5, 2022

South Korean Ballistic Missile Failure Caused Explosion At Base

A South Korean short-range ballistic missile being fired on October 4th, 2022 in response to North Korea's launch of an IRBM over Japan. (South Korean Government)  

Warzone/The Drive: Ballistic Missile Failure Caused Explosion At South Korean Airbase (Updated) 

The explosion occurred during a South Korean Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile launch intended as a response to North Korea’s own launch. 

The office of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed that a Hyunmoo-2 short-range ballistic missile launch failed at a base in the east coast city of Gangneung late on Oct. 4, according to a report from NK News. The South Korean military said there were no casualties from the incident, which caused a large fire.

"The failed launch came during combined US-ROK surface-to-surface missile drills conducted in response to North Korea's intermediate-range ballistic missile test over Japan earlier Tuesday," a statement from what is officially called the Republic of Korea's (ROK) Joint Chiefs of Staff said, according to NK News. "The US and ROK each successfully fired 2 ATACMS [Army Tactical Missile System short-range ballistic missiles] at targets in the sea."  

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Update #1: South Korea missile crash during drill with U.S. panics wary city (Politico) 

Update #2: South Korea military apologises after failed missile launch sparks alarm (BBC)  

WNU Editor: I am sure the residents had a good scare .... Residents near fiery South Korean missile crash 'thought it was a war' (Reuters).

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