<p>A man watches a TV news program showing a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 3, 2016. North Korea fired several short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast Thursday, Seoul officials said, just hours after the U.N. Security Council approved the toughest sanctions on Pyongyang in two decades for its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. The screen reads " North Korea launched missiles." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)</p>
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, likely in a show of anger at continuing springtime war games by rivals Washington and Seoul.
The South Korean Defense Ministry says the missiles were fired early Thursday morning from North Hwanghae Province, flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and fell into the water off the country's east coast.
Such firings are not uncommon when animosity rises on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea hates the massive military drills by Seoul and Washington, calling them invasion preparation.
It is also angry over tough United Nations sanctions following its recent nuclear test and long range rocket launch.