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ASIA: Report: NKorea fires 2 mid-range missiles

Sat Jul 4 13:41:38 EST 2009

SEOUL, July 4 AP - North Korea has fired two mid-range missiles off it eastern coast, a news report says.

Yonhap news agency's report says the launches on Saturday appeared to be of Scud missiles, quoting a South Korean government official it did not identify.

The official said the missiles were estimated to have a range of about 500km.

North Korea fired four short-range missiles off the east coast on Thursday.

Speculation has been high that the communist country might launch more missiles in coming days.