North Korea launched ballistic missile
09:01, 12 February 2017

North Korea launched ballistic missile

According to preliminary information, the rocket flew about 500 km and fell into Sea of Japan

09:01, 12 February 2017


Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a ballistic missile.

This was reported by AFP agency, referring to the minister of defence of South Korea.

Reuters also informed on the ballistic test, referring to "Yonhap" which, in turn, was given information from the country’s military.

The missile was launched from an area called Panghyon in North Korea's western region just before 8 a.m. (0:55 a.m. Kyiv time, Saturday) and flew about 500 km.

The type of rocket is not yet identified, but military claim that it was mid-range rocket "Musudan".

According to preliminary information, the missile landed in the Sea of Japan.

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