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Seoul: North Korea fires 5 short-range projectiles

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North Korea is continuing to respond to what it sees as a provocation -- the ongoing military drills involving the U.S. and South Korea. North Korea is continuing to respond to what it sees as a provocation -- the ongoing military drills involving the U.S. and South Korea.
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North Korea is continuing to respond to what it sees as a provocation -- the ongoing military drills involving the U.S. and South Korea.
    
Officials in Seoul say North Korea today fired five short-range projectiles into the sea. The firings came three days after South Korea said the North had launched its first medium-range ballistic missile into the sea since early 2014, ignoring U.N. resolutions.
    
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the projectiles that were launched today flew about 125 miles before landing in waters off North Korea's east coast.
    
The U.S. special representative for North Korean policy, who is visiting South Korea, says the North "should refrain from all provocative actions."
    
The firings appear to be North Korea's response to annual springtime U.S.-South Korean military exercises that it says are a rehearsal for an invasion. In the past two weeks North Korea has fired several short-range missiles and artillery shells into the sea and threatened pre-emptive nuclear strikes against Washington and Seoul.

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