N Korea test fires short-range missile
North Korea test-fired a short-range missile off its east coast yesterday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said.
The agency quoted an unnamed government official as saying the missile launch was unrelated to the announcement that Kim had died Saturday of a heart attack.
"North Korea test-fired a short-range missile this morning... it has been closed monitored by our military authorities," the official was quoted by Yonhap as saying.
Seoul's defence ministry declined to confirm the report.
The missile is believed to have a range of about 120 kilometres, he said, adding the North was apparently trying to improve the weapon.
The communist country has frequently conducted short-range missile tests in recent years.