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N. Korea test fires short-range missile

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N. Korea test fires short-range missile
The North Korean flag flies at half-mast over its embassy in Beijing December 19, 2011. China on Monday offered its "deep condolences" on the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, which analysts said will spur China's leaders to boost ties with Pyongyang to prevent instability. UPI/Stephen Shaver | License Photo

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A short-range missile was launched Monday from the east coast of North Korea into the sea, a South Korean official said.

The apparent test fire occurred hours after North Korea announced the death of leader Kim Jong II, which has put South Korea on high military alert, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

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An unnamed South Korean official confirmed the missile launch but said it did not appear to be related to Kim's death, Yonhap said.

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