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DPRK fires 10 short-range missiles into sea

English.news.cn   2014-03-16 19:56:40

SEOUL, March 16 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired off 10 more short-range missiles toward the Sea of Japan on Sunday, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The DPRK launched the missiles at 6:20 p.m. local time, which flew about 70 km before landing in the eastern waters, Yonhap quoted a source as saying.

The DPRK has recently conducted several rounds of missile launches, which was seen as a response to the joint South Korea-U. S. military drills. It has fired four short-range ballistic missiles on its east coast on March 4.

South Korea and the United States began their annual joint war games as scheduled despite the DPRK's demand for the delay or cancellation of the drills.

The "Key Resolve" command post exercise and the "Foal Eagle" field training exercise started in the morning on Feb. 24, with participation of 12,700 U.S. soldiers, including more than 6,000 forces from overseas bases.

The Key Resolve command post exercises ended earlier in the month, while the Foal Eagle combat field training still lasts until April 18.

But Pyongyang said that its recent short-range missile launches were "successful normal training within its own territory," the official KCNA news agency reported on March 5.

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