N. Korea Fires Missile, Short-Range Projectiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -
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Landing and antilanding exercises being carried out by the Korean People’s Army (KPA) at an unknown location are seen in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on Sunday. (Reuters/KCNA)

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says North Korea has fired a missile and several other short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast.

The reported launches on Monday came three days after South Korea said the North fired a medium-range missile into the sea for the first time since early 2014.

Yonhap, citing an unidentified government source, said the South Korean military was trying to find out what types of a missile and projectiles were fired. South Korea’s Defense Ministry said it was trying to confirm details.

The launches came as North Korea has condemned ongoing annual South Korean-U.S. military drills that it sees as an invasion rehearsal.