N Korea mis­sile ex­ploded shortly af­ter lift-off

The Myanmar Times - - World -

An ex­plo­sion al­most im­me­di­ately af­ter launch was be­hind the fail­ure of North Korea’s lat­est test-fir­ing of a pow­er­ful medium-range mis­sile, the South Korean mil­i­tary con­firmed. North Korea tested a Musu­dan mis­sile – ca­pa­ble of hit­ting US bases as far away as Guam – shortly af­ter mid­day on Oc­to­ber 15 near an air base in the north­west­ern city of Ku­song. Such launches are usu­ally re­ported within a few hours or even min­utes by South Korean and US mil­i­tary mon­i­tors, but the news of the test only came out around 16 hours af­ter the event.

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