North Korea has fired six short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast, South Korean officials said Thursday, according to media reports. The projectiles were either rockets or guided missiles, and were launched at around 10 a.m. local time from Wonsan on the east coast, the BBC reported. The launches came just a few hours after the United Nations imposed unprecedentedly harsh new sanctions on Pyongyang. The UN move, led by the U.S. and China, was prompted by North Korea's recent nuclear test and missile launch in defiance of existing sanctions.
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