North Korea Launches New (Unidentified) Missile
13 May, 2017
On Sunday North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from a region near its west coast, South Korea's military said, a development that was confirmed by U.S. officials. (North Korea is 12 1/2 hours ahead of US east coast.)
The nature of the projectile is not immediately clear, a South Korean military official said by telephone.
Yonhap news agency reported the projectile launched appeared to be a ballistic missile. Three U.S. officials also confirmed to SuperStation95 the country launched a projectile.
The launch took place at a region named Kusong located northwest of the capital, Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched its intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing.
The launch, if it is confirmed to be test-firing of a ballistic missile, is the first in two weeks since the last attempt to fire a missile ended in a failure just minutes into flight.
The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months but has conducted a variety of missile testing since the beginning of last year at an unprecedented pace.
Weapons experts and government officials believe the North has accomplished some technical progress with those tests.
The missile trajectory has not yet been released, but it is believed the launch remained exclusively over North Korea territory.
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