North Korea's Attempted Missile Launch Fails

Posted: May 31 2016, 2:43am CDT | by , in News | Latest Political News


North Korea's Attempted Missile Launch Fails
A man watches a TV news showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch at a railway station in Seoul on April 28, 2016. North Korea on April 28 tried and failed in what appeared to be its second attempt in two weeks to test a powerful, new medium-range ballistic missile, South Korea's defence ministry said. / AFP / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea on Tuesday fired what was believed to be a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile but appeared to have failed, a media report said.

"The DPRK (North Korea) launched a projectile, estimated to have been a Musudan missile, from the Wonsan area. But the launch appeared to have failed," South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff was quoted by Yonhap news agency as saying, Xinhua reported.

Late on Monday, South Korea's military confirmed that it was tracking signs of possible ballistic missile launch by North Korea.

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