Report: N. Korea Launches Two Missiles
TOKYO (AP) - North Korea fired two surface-to-air missiles near its border with China on Wednesday, a Japanese news agency reported, citing security sources.

Kyodo News agency initially said the missiles were fired by mistake in the direction of China during a military drill, citing an "Asian security source."

But the agency later cited a "Western military source" as saying the short-range missiles were test-fired in an eastern direction from the North's eastern coast, toward the Sea of Japan. The agency said it could not immediately reconcile the conflicting reports.

Posted by: Steve 2006-03-08