September 15, 2017 10:36
North Korea launched another ballistic missile from Pyongyang on Friday that flew over Japan and came down in the sea about 3,700 km away.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff here said the missile was launched from Pyongyang Sunan International Airport at around 7 o'clock on Friday morning and soared to some 770 km.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga in an emergency press conference said the missile flew over Hokkaido and landed in the North Pacific. He said that there are no reports of any falling debris or damage to ships in Japanese territory.
The launch came a mere 17 days after the North fired Hwasong-12 medium-range ballistic missile over Japan. Given the trajectory of the latest missile, experts say it was probably the same type.
The JCS said the South Korean military carried out a live-fire drill of a Hyunmu ballistic missile toward the East Sea right after the provocation.
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