N Korea fires 4 short-range missiles - South

2014-02-27 15:01
A self-propelled surface to air missile during a live military drill by North Korea. (KCNA, AFP)

A self-propelled surface to air missile during a live military drill by North Korea. (KCNA, AFP)

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Seoul - North Korea fired four short-range missiles toward the sea off the country's east coast on Thursday, a media official at South Korea's Defence Ministry said, while providing no information on the purpose of the firing.

North Korea fired the missiles at 17:42 (0842 GMT) from a mountain site just north of the border with the South, the official said.

North Korea has in the past fired short-range missiles into the sea as part of military exercises.

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