Agence France-PresseMay 18, 2013 11:01
North Korea on Saturday launched three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, apparently as part of a military drill, South Korea's defence ministry said.
US and South Korean forces had been on heightened alert for a medium-range ballistic missile test in recent weeks amid tensions triggered by North Korea's nuclear test in February.
"North Korea launched two guided missiles in the morning and another one in the afternoon," a defence ministry spokesman told AFP.
"The missiles landed in the East Sea (Sea of Japan)," he said.