21 Jun '16, 11pm

North Korea fails again with new missile test: South Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (AFP, REUTERS ) - North Korea launched what appeared to be a second intermediate-range Musudan missile on Wednesday that flew about 400km, in what appeared to be its most effective test yet, hours after another launch failed, South Korea’s military and the Pentagon said. It was not immediately clear if the second Musudan launch, about two hours after the first, was considered a success or failure, or how the flight ended. However, the distance it covered was theoretically more than halfway towards the southwest coast of Japan’s main Honshu island. South Korea’s presidential office said it will hold a national security meeting to discuss North Korea’s latest missile launches . The first missile was launched from the east coast city of Wonsan, a South Korean official said, the same area where previous tests of intermediate-range missiles were conducted, poss...

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