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North Korea test-fires 16 rockets into sea

(AFP) - North Korea test-fired 16 short-range rockets into the sea on Sunday, the South's military said -- the latest of dozens launched in recent weeks in apparent protest at joint drills between Seoul and Washington.

The launches took place between about 1:00 am (1600 GMT Saturday) and 2:30 am off the North’s east coast, a South Korean defence ministry spokesman told AFP.

"They were rockets with a range of about 60 kilometres (37 miles)," he said, adding the projectiles were old versions of Russian-made, unguided Frog rockets.

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