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North Korea Missile ‘Failed’ After Launch, May Have Exploded

  • Rocket appeared to explode before reaching 20 kms, Yonhap
  • Projectile fired from area near Pyongyang airport: South Korea
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North Korea’s latest missile test appeared to have “failed” shortly after launch, South Korea’s military said, with the incident coming days after reports indicated that Kim Jong Un’s regime was preparing to fire its first ICBM since 2017.

The unidentified projectile appeared to have been launched at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from an area near Pyongyang’s international airport, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The rocket seems to have exploded before reaching an altitude of 20 kilometers (12 miles), the Yonhap News Agency reported separately, citing an unidentified South Korean military official.