The Hwasong-14 missile reached an altitude of 2,802km and hit its target precisely after flying for 39 minutes, the North’s state television said.
The missile was launched from country’s western region into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, according to officials in South Korea and Japan.
The “unidentified ballistic missile” was fired at around 00:40 GMT from a site near Banghyon in North Pyongan province and flew about 930 kilometres, coming down in the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s military said in a statement.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed on Tuesday that North Korea has test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.
Source: News Now/ Al Jazeera Online