North Korea fires ballistic missile, says Seoul defence ministry

The missile, launched around 7:55 am (local time) from Banghyon air base in the western province of North Pyongan Province, flew east towards the Sea of Japan.

By: AFP | Seoul | Published: February 12, 2017 6:07:29 am
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North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday, South Korea’s defence ministry said, the first since Donald Trump became US president. The missile, launched around 7:55 am (local time) from Banghyon air base in the western province of North Pyongan Province, flew east towards the Sea of Japan, it said.

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“The concrete type of the ballistic missile has yet to be identified”, a defence ministry spokesman told AFP.

But Yonhap news agency said the South Korean military suspected the North might have been testing a intermediate-range Musudan missile.

North Korea in October last year tested Musudan missiles twice that were fired from the same airbase.

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