North Korea test fired short-range missile last week – Yonhap

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North Korea fired a short-range missile into waters off its west coast last week in what was likely a test of modifications to its arsenal, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted an intelligence source as saying.



The launch last week coincided with the North’s threat to mount an all-out offensive against the South after it rejected South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s invitation for North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to visit Seoul next year.
“North Korea fired a short range KN-06 missile mid-last week off the west coast in North Phyongan province,” Yonhap quoted the source as saying, Reuters reports.
“The launch was intended to test modifications to short-range missiles,” the source was quoted as saying, adding it appeared unrelated to the North’s recent threats.