North Korea fires missiles ahead of S. Korea holiday

North Korean ground-to-air missiles are displayed before a portrait of former leader Kim Il-Sung at a military parade in Pyongyang, April, 2012North Korea on Saturday test-fired three short-range missiles off its east coast, putting the South’s military on alert ahead of a traditional harvest holiday. They are believed to be new tactical missiles which the North has been testing in recent weeks. The South’s military is keeping a close watch over the North ahead of the Chuseok holiday, which begins on Monday and ends on Wednesday, he added. North Korea has fired a total of 111 missiles, all short- or middle-range, in 19 launches this year alone, Yonhap said.

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