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North Korea Attempts Missile Launch As US Vice President Heads to Asia

2017-04-17 09:22:26       source:The Diplomat

April 16, 2017

"On Sunday morning, North Korea attempted to launch a ballistic missile from near Sinpo, on its eastern coast, in central South Hamgyŏng province. The launch failed shortly after launch, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

'U.S. Pacific Command detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 11:21 a.m. Hawaii time April 15,' Commander Dave Benham, a spokesperson for U.S. Pacific Command, noted in a statement.

'The missile blew up almost immediately. The type of missile is still being assessed.'"

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