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N. Korea launches three short-range guided missiles: defense ministry
SEOUL, May 18 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Saturday launched three short-range guided missiles into the sea off the Korean Peninsula's east coast, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said.

   The ministry said it detected two launches fired in the morning, followed by another in the afternoon.

   It said the country has beefed up monitoring on North Korea and is maintaining a high-level of readiness to deal with any risky developments.