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