A model of the "Unha-9" missile at a exhibition in Pyongyang

North Korea launches 2 ballistic missiles, one explodes on take-off – US

North Korea has launched two ballistic missile toward the Sea of Japan, one of which exploded immediately after launch, according to the US. The move has been condemned by the country’s southern neighbor, as well as Japan and Washington.

The projectile that was launched at about 7:50am local time (around midnight GMT), and, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, flew for about 1,000 km (620 miles) before landing in Japan’s economic exclusion zone. US Strategic Command said it had also detected a second launch which resulted in failure.

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