Seoul says North Korea fires 4 projectiles

Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast.

A South Korean Defense Ministry official said Wednesday that the North fired two projectiles in the morning and two in the afternoon from a site at Mount Myohyang northeast of Pyongyang. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules.

Yonhap News agency said some of the projectiles failed to travel far and could have fallen on North Korean land, while others appeared to have reached waters off its east coast.

It was the latest in a series of missile and artillery tests carried out by North Korea this year. Although the North routinely test-fires missiles, artillery and rockets, the number of tests this year is much higher than in previous years.