North Korea test-fires ballistic missile, Japan expresses anger

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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

Washington: According to the US military, North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile that flew for about six minutes and then landed in the ocean.

South Korea and Japan immediately protested the missile launch, the most recent test-firing by North Korea as it seeks to develop nuclear weapons that can reach US military bases, CNN reported.

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The missile was fired from an area near Wonsan, Kangwon province, towards the eastern part of the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The missile was “assumed” to be one of the Scud series, the statement said. “It flew about 450 km,” the statement said.

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“South Korea and the US are currently closely analyzing for additional information. Our military is closely monitoring North Korean military and maintaining readiness posture.”