PYONGYANG — North Korea has fired short-range missiles 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.
The ministry said six projectiles with an apparent range of 100-150 kilometers (60-90 miles) were fired into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at 10:00am (0100 GMT).
Spokesman Moon Sang-Gyun said the ministry was still analysing whether they were short-range missiles or rockets.
“The South Korean military is monitoring any additional movements from the North,” he added.
North Korea regularly fires missiles or rockets to show its displeasure with any perceived slight by its neighbours or the wider international community.
The sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council late Wednesday were the toughest to date on North Korea which conducted its fourth nuclear test on January 6 and a long-range rocket launch last month.
Two died and eight injured in accident
KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194) collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.
Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.
The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.
The cause of the accident is not identified yet.Follow @gorkhapost