North Korea fires multiple artillery rounds, South Korea says

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North Korea fired several artillery rounds between 8:07 a.m. and 11:03 a.m. local time on Sunday, the South Korean military said, in another show of force a day after leader Kim Jong Un is committed to building the military power of the reclusive nation.

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The Joint Chiefs of Staff gave no further details but added that it had decided to release a statement late in the evening because the firing was of the traditional type, with a relatively short range and low altitude.

A North Korean flag flies next to an accordion wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 9, 2017.

A North Korean flag flies next to an accordion wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 9, 2017.
(REUTERS/Edgar Su)

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The artillery fire comes as Kim on Saturday outlined goals to boost the country’s military might and defense research to protect North Korea’s sovereign rights, as he concluded the plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPF) held last week.

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