North Korea 'moving missiles' - South Korean media

  • 30/09/2017
epa06015766 (FILE) - An undated photo made available by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, shows the test-fire of a ballistic rocket equipped with precision guidance system, at an undisclosed location in North Korea (reissued 08 June 2017). According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, North Korea has fired several suspected land-to-sea ballistic missiles, early on 08 June 2017, from the Wonsan area of the Kangwon Province.  EPA/KCNA   EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea's Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late on Friday.

The report cited an unnamed intelligence source saying South Korean and US intelligence detected missiles being transported away from North Korea's Missile Research and Development Facility at Sanum-dong in the northern part of Pyongyang.

The report did not say when or where they had been moved.

The missiles could be either intermediate range Hwasong-12 or intercontinental ballistic Hwasong-14 missiles, according to the report, though the missile facility at Sanum-dong has been dedicated to the production of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

South Korean officials have voiced concerns that North Korea could conduct more provocative acts near the anniversary of the founding of its communist party on October 10, or possibly when China holds its Communist Party Congress on October 18.