North Korea may fire short-range rockets near start of China’s party congress: South Korean media

October 12, 2017

The Straits Times:

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG, AFP) -North Korea is preparing to fire multiple short-range rockets around the opening of the Chinese Communist Party’s twice-a-decade congressĀ on Oct 18, a South Korean daily newspaper reported.

The South Korean and US militaries have recently spotted about 30 Scud rockets being moved from Hwangju, south of the capital Pyongyang, to a missile maintenance facility in the western coastal city of Nampo, the Seoul-based Asia Business Daily said, citing an unidentified person.

While launching dozens of short-range rockets simultaneously is unusual, it is not unprecedented.

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