N. Korea fires two short-range projectiles ahead of Xi Jinping's S. Korea tripUpdated: 2014-07-02 23:02:00 KST
North Korea fired two short-range projectiles from its east coast earlier this Wednesday morning its third launch in less than a week and the 12th so far this year.
Officials from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the rockets were fired from a site near Wonsan, flew about 180 kilometers and are believed to have landed in North Korean territorial waters.
The South Korean military is maintaining its vigilance against additional launches.
An unnamed military officer said the North may be trying to gain attention ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Seoul OR that the launches could also be in response to South Korea's rejection earlier this week of a North Korean proposal to end military hostilities.
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