North Korea test-fires 2 short-range missiles…

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

The missiles were fired from the eastern coastal city of Wonsan on Thursday afternoon, a ministry official said on condition of anonymity citing department policy. He did not say what types of missiles were launched, but the Yonhap news agency said they were ground-to-ship missiles.

North Korea had earlier called for a no-sail zone in waters off its east coast through July 10 for military drills. That designation was viewed as a prelude to such missile tests.
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