N. Korea fires unidentified projectile into East Sea – media

09:18, 06 March 2017
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North Korea on Monday fired an unidentified projectile into the East Sea in an apparent protest against the ongoing joint military drills between South Korea and the United States, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.


The projectile was launched from an area near the North's Dongchang-ri long-range missile site at 7:36 a.m. and flew across the country before splashing into the East Sea, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a text message, Yonhap reported.

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North Korea has staged a series of missile tests with increasing range, with the aim of eventually building long-range nuclear missiles capable of striking the U.S. mainland.

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