N. Korea fires missiles ahead of Xi´s Seoul visit N. Korea fires missiles ahead of Xi´s Seoul visit

North Korea earlier today  fired two ballistic missiles into the sea, Seoul´s military said, in an apparent show of force ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the South.

The North fired the missiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) today morning, a defence ministry official told the media. “Both landed in international waters beyond its sea border,” the official said. He did not elaborate on the type of the missile. But Yonhap news agency, citing a military official, said they were short-range Scud missiles with a range of about 500 kilometres (300 miles).

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