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North Korea fires about 100 rockets

North Korea has fired about 100 rockets near its border with South Korea toward the Sea of Japan. These follow 2 ballistic missiles launched on Sunday.

South Korean government officials say the rockets were launched several hundred meters from the military demarcation line on the North's east coast.

They say the projectiles traveled up to 50 kilometers before falling into North Korean waters near the maritime border with South Korea.

North Korea reportedly launched Scud-type ballistic missiles toward the Sea of Japan twice this month.

Officials see the missile tests as protest against the South's participation in joint military drills scheduled later this month with Japan and the Unites States. South Korea-US joint military drills will follow.

Jul. 14, 2014 - Updated 11:29 UTC