N. Korea Test-Fires 10 Missiles

South Korea reports Pyongyang's latest show of force
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2014 7:27 AM CDT
People watch TV reporting North Korea's missile test at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. South Korea says North Korea has fired 10 missiles today.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

(Newser) – North Korea has fired off 10 short-range missiles toward the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports. The 10-minute show of force is the latest amid ongoing joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, and al-Jazeera notes that South Korea is on alert. "Following the North's rocket launch at 6:20pm, our military has maintained a close watch for possible North Korean provocations," says a defense ministry spokesman. The US-South Korea war games will continue on into April. (Read more North Korea stories.)

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