Reports: South Korea positions missiles near North Korean border
South Korea has placed guided missiles capable of reaching the North Korean capital Pyongyang near the countries' shared border, according to media reports Friday, dpa reported.
Some of the surface-to-surface missiles, with a range of 165 kilometres, were placed near the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries, which technically remain at war nearly 60 years after the conflict that split Korea in two, the Yonhap news agency and broadcaster KBS reported citing military sources.
The Defence Ministry would not confirm the report.
According to the report, the missiles are US-made ATACMS (Army Tactical Missile System) and they can be fired from multiple rocket launchers.
The move was seen as a response to a North Korean attack on a South Korean island near the border in November. Four people died in that attack.