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02 July 2009

NKorea Test-fires 4 Short-range Missiles

from Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles Thursday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, a move that aggravates already high tensions following Pyongyang's recent nuclear test and U.N. sanctions imposed as punishment.

Two ground-to-ship missiles were fired from the eastern coastal city of Wonsan on Thursday afternoon, a ministry official said on condition of anonymity citing department policy.

The North also fired a third missile later from the east coast, but the exact site and the type of a rocket was not immediately known, the official said. Another ministry official - also speaking on condition of anonymity citing department policy - said the North later fired a fourth missile, though she provided no details.

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