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North Korea fires rockets from multiple launchers in show of force

Published on Mar 4, 2014 9:29 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea fired a volley of rockets from multiple launchers into the sea on Tuesday, in an apparent show of force to coincide with South Korea-US joint military exercises, South Korean officials said.

Three rockets were fired in the morning from a multiple launch rocket system, the South's defence ministry said.

The projectiles were launched from the North's eastern port of Wonsan and flew 55 kilometres into the Sea of Japan (East Sea), it said.

The North fired four more in the afternoon that travelled about 155 kilometres, the ministry said, adding that it was believed to have been testing two different types of launcher.

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