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US THAAD missile defence equipment enters South Korea site

SEOUL: Trailers carrying US THAAD missile defence equipment entered a deployment site in South Korea early on Wednesday (Apr 26) with tensions high over North Korea's intentions, Yonhap news agency reported. Arrival of the six trailers at the golf course location sparked clashes between locals and police, the agency said. Protesters and police stand by as trailers carrying US THAAD missile defence equipment enter a deployment site in Seongju. (YONHAP/AFP) Washington and Seoul are deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) battery to counter the threat from North Korea, which is pushing ahead with its ballistic missile programme despite multiple sets of UN sanctions. The THAAD system is meant to intercept and destroy short and medium-range ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight. Advertisement The North is also believed to be preparing for a six...

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