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North Korea fires short-range missile, South Korea voices regret


North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said on Tuesday.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the missile was fired eastward from North Korea’s Jagang province at around 6:40 a.m. (2140GMT), Yonhap News Agency reported.

South Korean and US intelligence “are analyzing the launch for additional information,” it added.

Top security officials in Seoul met for an emergency meeting after the last missile launch and “voiced regret” over Pyongyang’s move, the report said.

President Moon Jae-in has ordered a “comprehensive analysis” of the missile launch and recent statements from North Korea, the agency quoted his office as saying.

Tensions have been high on the Korean Peninsula after both Pyongyang and Seoul test-launched ballistic missiles just hours apart earlier this month.

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