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SEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Saturday off its east coast, South Korea said, amid concerns that it might conduct a nuclear test or a missile launch ahead of a key ruling party meeting.

The North fired the missile to the northeast from its east coast at about 6:30 p.m. local time (0930 GMT), the South's office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

There were no further details immediately about the launch.

(Reporting by Jack Kim and Ju-min Park; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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First Published On : Apr 23, 2016 10:50 IST

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