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Report: NKorea fires 2 short-range missiles

A North Korean mock Scud-B missile, center, and other South Korean mock missiles are displayed at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 4, 2009. North Korea fired five ballistic missiles off its eastern coast Saturday, South Korea said, a violation of U.N. resolutions and an apparent message of defiance to the United States on its Independence Day. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

A North Korean mock Scud-B missile, center, and other South Korean mock missiles are displayed at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 4, 2009. North Korea fired five ballistic missiles off its eastern coast Saturday, South Korea said, a violation of U.N. resolutions and an apparent message of defiance to the United States on its Independence Day. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Yonhap news agency says that North Korea has fired two short-range missiles off its east coast.

Yonhap quoted an unidentified South Korean government official as saying that the North test-fired the missiles on Monday afternoon.

Yonhap said the North has issued a no-sail zone in an area off the east coast Oct. 10-20.

The report came hours after South Korea proposed two sets of working-level talks with North Korea. But Seoul also said it had no plan to resume high-level dialogue with its communist neighbor - amid lingering tensions over the North's nuclear weapons programs.


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