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Seoul says NKorea has fired a ballistic missile into the sea

FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.  South Korea's military says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 into the sea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korea's military says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 into the sea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)  (The Associated Press)

North Korea has fired another ballistic missile into the sea, South Korea's military said Wednesday.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile was launched toward the waters off the North's east coast.

North Korea routinely conducts missile and other weapons tests, but Wednesday's launch came after North Korea made angry threats against a U.S. plan to deploy an advanced missile defense system in South Korea by the end of next year.

Last month, North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea.