North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile, South Korea’s military said, a week after its latest missile launch. South Korea’s Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the projectile took off Sunday afternoon, local time, from a location near Pukchang.
The missile flew about five hundred kilometers and was believed to have landed in waters off its east coast, South Korea’s military said. The Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said South Korea and the United States are conducting close-up analysis of the launch.
Last week Pyongyang launched an intermediate-range missile named the Hwasong-twelve, its longest-range missile yet, according to analysts.
It was its tenth launch this year, after dozens in 2016, as it accelerates efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States, something US President Donald Trump has vowed “won’t happen”.