May 31, 2016 10:53
North Korea early Tuesday morning tested another missile but the launch appears to have failed again. Several tests also went belly-up last month.
South Korean and the U.S. surveillance satellites had detected movements of a mobile launch vehicle carrying a Musudan missile in Wonsan, Kangwon Province ahead of the test, and the Japanese government put forces on alert to shoot down any projectile heading for the country.
The Musudan missile with a range of some 3,000 km is thought to be capable of striking Japan and U.S. military bases on Guam if it can be made to work.
The North deployed the Musudan warfare-ready in 2007, but tests on April 15 and 29 this year also resulted in the missiles blowing up in mid-air.
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