North Korea, angered by drills, fires short-range missiles off coast

March 1, 2015 11:30 PM

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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast on Monday, a South Korean military official said, a move seen as a protest against annual military exercises between South Korea and the United States that were due to start hours later.

The missiles hit the sea early on Monday morning after traveling for about 490 km (305 miles), the official said.

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