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'N. Korea is preparing another missile test Thursday,' say military sources

'N. Korea is preparing another missile test Thursday,' say military sources

Posted July. 26, 2017 07:22,   

Updated July. 26, 2017 07:36


While the South Korean government extended the deadline of North Korea's reply on its military authorities summit proposal to Thursday (truce agreement anniversary day), another provocation signs of missile firing by the North has been identified. Observations are that the North would fire the missiles around Thursday to which the South Korean military authorities are closely monitoring the situation.

According to military sources Tuesday, South Korea-U.S. intelligence authorities have spotted the movements of transporter erector launcher (TEL) loaded with missiles at Kusong in North Pyongan Province. Concrete pads are reportedly installed for transporter erector launchers in this area. Military authorities believe the missiles will be unloaded from the TEL to load them to missile launcher on land.

CNN said Monday citing Defence Department officials that North Korea appears to be preparing for another missile test this week. According to CNN, related movements have been identified at the Kusong area of the North and expected that North Korea to take action on Thursday. North Korea had fired a skid missile on the truce agreement anniversary day in 2014. "It is possible that an ICBM-class Hwasong-14 or IRBM could be fired," a South Korean military official said.

The Wall Street Journal said China is tightening military power in its border with North Korea by dispatching new frontier garrison in preparation of the U.S. potential attack on North Korea.