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North Korea Fires Another Missile, Sends Warplanes Near Border

  • Pyongyang may be preparing first nuclear test in five years
  • South Korea stepped up sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime
People watch a television screen showing a news broadcast with footage of a North Korean missile test in Seoul.

People watch a television screen showing a news broadcast with footage of a North Korean missile test in Seoul.

Photographer: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images
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North Korea test-launched a short-range ballistic missile, fired barrages of artillery and flew about 10 warplane near the inter-Korean border, saying its actions were a stern warning to South Korea for recent military moves.

The missile was launched at 1:49 a.m. Friday from an area near Pyongyang’s main international airport. It flew for about 700 kilometers (435 miles), hitting an altitude of about 50 kms and reaching speeds of Mach 6, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.