North Korea fires short-range projectiles into sea

    North Korea fires short-range projectiles into sea

    March 21, Seoul: North Korea has fired several short-range missiles into the waters off its east coast, news reports said.

    South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that the launches come three days after South Korea said the north fired a medium-range missile into the sea for the first time since 2014.

    Washington and Seoul are conducting joint military drills, which North Korea sees as a rehearsal for invasion.

    The new sanctions were in response to North Korea's nuclear test on 6 January and its satellite launch on 7 February, which violated existing UN sanctions, BBC reported.

    Yonhap news agency further reported that South Korea's military was trying to find out what types of missile had been involved in the latest launches.

    The missiles were said to have been fired from the northeastern city of Hamhung.

    US officials said the medium-range missiles, launched off the east coast, flew about 800km (500 miles) before falling into the water.

    The Oslo Times


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