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S. Korea says North's missile launch may be imminent

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A top South Korean security official said Sunday that North Korea may test-launch a missile this week, as the United States delayed its own missile test due to soaring tensions on the peninsula. 

N. Korean soldiers train using targets with images of South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-Jin (L) and a US soldier, at an undisclosed location, a photo taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 6, 2013. A top South Korean security official said Sunday that North Korea may test-launch a missile this week.

Kim Jang-Soo, chief national security adviser to President Park Geun-Hye, said a test-launch or other provocation could come before or after Wednesday, the date by which the North has suggested that diplomats leave Pyongyang.

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