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N. Korea Fires Missile, Artillery Shells, Inflaming Tensions

South Korean and United Nations Command soldiers stand guard next in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea.

South Korean and United Nations Command soldiers stand guard next in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
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Seoul, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile and hundreds of artillery shells toward the sea Friday and flew warplanes near the tense border with South Korea, further raising animosities triggered by the North’s recent barrage of weapons tests.

The North Korean moves suggest it is reviving an old playbook of stoking fears of war with provocative weapons tests before it seeks to win greater concessions from its rivals.