North Korea Launches Missile over Sea of Japan

N. Korea May Have Launched Missile Near Japan (Reuters)

North Korea may have launched a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan Sunday, Japanese media reported, citing unnamed government and defense sources. The missile, which had a likely range of around 60 miles, may have been launched from North Korea’s east coast, state broadcaster NHK said. Kyodo news agency, citing unnamed Japanese government sources, said the missile was launched around 8 a.m. Japanese time. It said the government believes the missile may have been a land-to-ship or small ballistic missile.

The reports did not say whether the reported launch was a test.

This isn’t the first time the DPRK has launched a missile, so there’s no reason to doubt the veracity of the reports.

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