Short-range mis­sile lands off Ja­panese coast

Toronto Star - - WORLD -

North Korea fired a short-range bal­lis­tic mis­sile that landed in Ja­pan’s mar­itime eco­nomic zone Mon­day, of­fi­cials said, in the lat­est in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nu­clear-tipped mis­siles that can reach the U.S. main­land.

The sus­pected Scud-type mis­sile flew about 450 kilo­me­tres, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a state­ment. It landed in Ja­pan’s ex­clu­sive mar­itime eco­nomic zone, which is set about 200 nau­ti­cal miles off the coast, a Ja­panese of­fi­cial said, adding there was no re­port of dam­age to planes or ves­sels in the area.

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