Seoul says scrambles fighters as North Korean planes fly close to border

South Korea scrambled fighter jets after a group of about 10 North Korean military aircraft flew close to the border dividing the two Koreas, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, amid heightened tensions over repeated North Korean missiles tests.

A JCS statement said the incident happened late on Thursday and early Friday Korean time.

Later, North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said on Friday.

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