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North Korea tests rockets as US and Seoul carry out military drills

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North Korea tests rockets as US and Seoul carry out military drills

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North Korea has launched a number of short-range rockets for a second day according to South Korea.

As many as 16 were fired into the sea on Sunday to add to the 30 launched 24 hours earlier.

Pyongyang claims the rocket tests are routine exercises.

Seoul says the rockets were fired in protest over the joint military drills between the US and South Korea adding that the annual exercises between the two countries often prompts some kind of response from Pyongyang.

North Korea has criticised the drills calling them invasion preparation exercises.