North Korea may be readying missile test: report

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

North Korea has declared a no-sail zone off its west coast, indicating it may be readying to test-launch missiles in the area, South Korean news broadcaster YTN on Tuesday quoted a military official as saying.

The area is near a contested sea border with the South that was the site of a brief naval clash in November between the states, technically still at war, that left a South Korean ship pockmarked with bullet holes and a North Korean vessel limping back to port in flames.

About a month before that clash, North Korea rattled regional security by firing short-range missiles off its east coast.

“We are closely monitoring the area to inspect whether this announcement was made as a part of their winter training or to launch short-range missiles,” the unnamed official told YTN.

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