North Korea fired five short-range missiles off its east coast today, a news report said, even as South Korea proposed working-level talks with its communist neighbour.
Yonhap news agency, citing an unidentified South Korean government official, said the North test-fired the missiles this afternoon from its eastern coastal launch pad.
Yonhap said the North has issued a no-sail zone in an area off the east coast October 10-20 – an apparent indication it was planning missile tests.
Calls to the South Korean Defence Ministry seeking comment on the report were not immediately answered today.
Earlier today, South Korea proposed working-level officials of the two sides meet on Wednesday discuss how to prevent floods in the Imjin River running through their heavily armed border.
The South also proposed a separate meeting of Red Cross officials on Friday to discuss reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.
However, Unification Ministry spokesman Chun Hae-sung said that Seoul had no plan to resume high-level dialogue with the North.