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North Korea's launch of short-range Scud missile tests new South Korean president, allies

Rocket landed within Japan's exclusive economic zone; may have been more than one

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A short-range Scud missile is paraded in Pyongyang in July 2013.   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday morning from its east coast. It landed in the sea within Japan's exclusive economic zone, according to the Japanese government.

The missile, which flew about 400km, is assumed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile, according to the South Korean military. Pyongyang has a large stockpile of short-range Scud missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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