Japan deploys rocket interceptors after NKorea Guam threat

Tokyo (dpa) - The Japanese military deployed four surface-to-air missile interceptors in western Japan on Saturday, local media reported, after North Korea said it plans to fire rockets near the US territory of Guam.

The PAC (Patriot Advanced Capability)-3 missile interceptors were installed in four western prefectures, Kyodo News service reported.
Pyongyang warned that its missiles would cross over Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures before landing in waters off Guam.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who visited his father's tomb in Yamaguchi prefecture, told reporters, the government "will do its utmost to protect the lives and property of the Japanese people."

Saturday, August 12th 2017

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