N Korea fires short-range projectiles after UN sanctions

Seoul: North Korea fired short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Thursday , South Korea’s defence ministry said, hours after the UN Security Council imposed tough new sanctions on Pyongyang.

After initially describing the launches as being of “short-range missiles,” spokesman Moon Sang-Gyun said the ministry was still analysing their exact nature.

The projectiles were fired into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at 10:00am (local time), Moon said.

“The South Korean military is monitoring any additional movements from the North,” he added