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Seoul says North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles

  • A man watches a TV news program showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un while reporting about the North's missile launch, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, South Korea's military said, in a show of force timed to the G-20 economic summit in China. The letters on the screen read: "North Korea fired three ballistic missiles." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    A man watches a TV news program showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un while reporting about the North's missile launch, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, South Korea's military said, in a show of force timed to the G-20 economic summit in China. The letters on the screen read: "North Korea fired three ballistic missiles." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)  (The Associated Press)

  • People watch a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, South Korea's military said, in a show of force timed to the G-20 economic summit in China. The letters on the screen read: "North Korea fired three ballistic missiles." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    People watch a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, South Korea's military said, in a show of force timed to the G-20 economic summit in China. The letters on the screen read: "North Korea fired three ballistic missiles." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)  (The Associated Press)

  • People watch a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, South Korea's military said, in a show of force timed to the G-20 economic summit in China. The letters on the screen read: "North Korea, ballistic missiles to east coast." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    People watch a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, South Korea's military said, in a show of force timed to the G-20 economic summit in China. The letters on the screen read: "North Korea, ballistic missiles to east coast." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)  (The Associated Press)

South Korea says North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast in a show of force timed to the G-20 economic summit in China.

North Korea regularly engages in missile and rocket tests, especially when the world's eyes are turned to Northeast Asia.

World leaders are gathering for the G-20 summit of advanced and emerging economies in the city of Hangzhou in eastern China, which is the North's only major ally.

On Monday on the sidelines of the summit, South Korean President Park Geun-hye criticized the North for what she called provocations that are hurting Seoul-Beijing ties.