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Seoul: North Korea fires short-range missiles amid war games

Posted at 4:23 PM, Mar 09, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, likely in a show of anger at continuing springtime war games by rivals Washington and Seoul.

The South Korean Defense Ministry says the missiles were fired early Thursday morning from North Hwanghae Province, flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and fell into the water off the country's east coast.

Such firings are not uncommon when animosity rises on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea hates the massive military drills by Seoul and Washington, calling them invasion preparation.

It is also angry over tough United Nations sanctions following its recent nuclear test and long range rocket launch.