South Korea says North has fired an­other mis­sile

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SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea's mil­i­tary says North Korea fired an uniden­ti­fied mis­sile from its cap­i­tal Py­ongyang in a con­tin­u­a­tion of weapons tests fol­low­ing its sixth and most pow­er­ful nu­clear test to date on Sept. 3.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Fri­day that the mis­sile was launched from Su­nan, the site of Py­ongyang's in­ter­na­tional air­port.

The North last month used the air­port to fire a Hwa­song-12 in­ter­me­di­ate range mis­sile that flew over north­ern Ja­pan in what it de­clared as a “mean­ing­ful pre­lude” to con­tain­ing the U.S. Pa­cific is­land ter­ri­tory of Guam and the start of more bal­lis­tic mis­sile launches tar­get­ing the Pa­cific Ocean.

South Korea's De­fense Min­istry says the coun­try's mil­i­tary con­ducted a live-fire bal­lis­tic mis­sile drill in re­sponse to the North's launch.

South Korean Pres­i­dent Moon Jae-in has sched­uled a Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil meet­ing to dis­cuss the launch.

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