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North Korea launches four missiles into sea off the coast of Japan

Updated 3:50 AM ET, Tue March 7, 2017
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The four missiles were launched from near Tongchang Ri in North Korea's northwest, South Korea's military said. From Rodong Sinmun
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) supervised the launch of four ballistic missiles on Monday March 6, according to the country's state media. From Rodong Sinmun
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to watch the launch of the four ballistic missiles on March 6, in a photo from state media. From Rodong Sinmun
Three of the four missiles landed inside Japan's exclusive economic zone, less than 200 miles from its coastline, according to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. From Rodong Sinmun
According to North Korean state media, the units which fired the missiles are tasked to strike US bases in Japan, in the event of a war. From Rodong Sinmun
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, pictured here on March 6, was said to be pleased with the launch, according to state media. From Rodong Sinmun
South Korea, Japan, China and the United States all issued statements opposing the launch on March 6. Japan's Prime Minister Abe called it an "extremely dangerous action." From Rodong Sinmun
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) stands with troops on March 6, according to state media. From Rodong Sinmun