North Korea missile launch ‘fails over Sea of Japan’

North Korea has failed in four previous attempts to launch Musudan missiles Credit: Reuters
North Korea has failed in four previous attempts to launch Musudan missiles Credit: Reuters

North Korea fired a powerful new mid-range missile on Wednesday which appeared to fail during flight over the Sea of Japan, South Korean military officials saiAdd Newd.

The rocket, believed to be an intermediate-range Musudan missile, was launched from the secretive state’s east coast, according to an anonymous official.

A US military spokesman said they had also detected the apparent launch, without providing details.

The same day, Japan put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, a South Korean news agency reported.

North Korea has failed in all four previous attempts to launch the Musudan, which theoretically has the range to reach any part of Japan and the US territory of Guam.

According to South Korean media, North Korea has up to 30 Musudan missiles. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.