S. Korea deploys surface-to-surface missiles near DPRK border: local media

15:54, June 17, 2011      

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South Korea has deployed surface-to- surface missiles capable of reaching Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), local reports said Friday.

The deployment of the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) near the tense border came after the two Koreas exchanged fire near a tense Yellow Sea maritime border last November, which killed four South Koreans.

South Korea purchased from the United States some 220 ATACMS missiles, which have a shooting range of about 165 kilometers, according to Yonhap News Agency.

The DPRK has deployed hundreds of long-range artillery guns along the heavily fortified land border with South Korea, capital of which lies in the shooting distance.

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