South Korea says North Korea fired new mis­sile over Ja­pan

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SEOUL | South Korea’s mil­i­tary said North Korea fired an uniden­ti­fied mis­sile Fri­day from its cap­i­tal Py­ongyang that flew over Ja­pan be­fore land­ing in the north­ern Pa­cific Ocean.

It was the sec­ond ag­gres­sive test-flight over the ter­ri­tory of the close U.S. ally in less than a month and it fol­lowed the sixth and most pow­er­ful nu­clear test by North Korea to date on Sept. 3.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the mis­sile trav­eled about 2,300 miles while reach­ing a max­i­mum height of 478 miles.

The mis­sile was launched from Su­nan, the site of Py­ongyang’s in­ter­na­tional air­port.

North Korea last month used the air­port to fire a Hwa­song-12 in­ter­me­di­ate-range mis­sile that flew over north­ern Ja­pan.

Ja­pan’s Chief Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary Yoshi­hide Suga de­nounced North Korea’s lat­est launch, say­ing he was con­vey­ing “strong anger” on be­half of the Ja­panese peo­ple.

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