July 2, 2009 / 1:53 PM / in 8 years

North Korea fires fourth short-range missile: report

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a fourth short-range missile on Thursday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said citing officials in Seoul.

<p>North Korean soldiers walk along the North Korean/ Chinese border near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese city of Dandong, July 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jacky Chen</p>

Earlier the South’s defense ministry said the North had fired three short-range missiles from its east coast between 5:20 p.m. (0820 GMT) and around 7:50 p.m. (1050 GMT).

Editing by Alex Richardson

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