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North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea

South Korea's defense ministry report comes hours after the UN Security Council voted to impose sanctions
By The News · 02 of March 2016 20:12:59
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SEOUL – North Korea fired several short-range projectiles on Thursday, South Korea’s defense ministry said, hours after the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose fresh sanctions on the isolated state.

South Korea’s military was trying to determine if the projectiles launched were short-range missiles or artillery fire, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.