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PYONGYANG - North Korea continued to fire short range projectiles into waters off its east coast for a third straight day on Monday, officials here said, despite warnings from the US and South Korea against increasing tensions.
The North has conducted six such firings since Saturday, in what are believed to be tests of short-range guided missiles or rockets from multiple launchers, officials said.
"We remain vigilant for the possibility that the North may launch more," a spokesman for the South Korean Defense Ministry said, insisting upon anonymity.
Analysts say the recent launches appear to be weapons tests or an attempt to get U.S. and South Korean attention.
The two projectiles fired by North Korea on Monday had similar trajectories as four previous launches over the past two days, according to officials at Seoul's Defense Ministry and Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Officials were analyzing whether the projectiles were missiles or rockets fired from a large-caliber gun North Korea may be developing, the officials said on condition of anonymity, citing department rules.
North Korea said the launching were part of normal military drills.
In a statement carried by Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency, the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said it was "brigandish sophism" for Washington and Seoul to accuse the North of raising tensions when they recently staged far bigger military exercises involving a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. ...
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