Seoul says Py­ongyang stages new launch of bal­lis­tic mis­sile

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SEOUL | South Korea said Wed­nes­day morn­ing that North Korea has fired an­other bal­lis­tic mis­sile into the wa­ters off its east coast.

Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a state­ment that the mis­sile fired from the North’s eastern coastal town of Sinpo on Wed­nes­day morn­ing flew about 37 miles. It gave no fur­ther details.

The fir­ing was made as South Korean and U.S. troops were con­duct­ing an­nual mil­i­tary drills that the North views as an in­va­sion re­hearsal.

North Korea of­ten re­sponds to the drills with its own mil­i­tary train­ing and harsh rhetoric.

Two weeks ago the South Korean and U.S. mil­i­taries said they de­tected what they called a failed North Korean bal­lis­tic mis­sile launch.

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