Pentagon confirms DPRK missile launch fails

Source
Xinhua
Editor
Zhang Tao
Time
2017-04-16

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Xinhua) -- The Pentagon confirmed on Saturday that a new missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had failed.

According to U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Commander David Benham, the command detected and tracked what the U.S. military assessed was a DPRK missile launch at 11:21 a.m. Hawaii time (2121 GMT) April 15.

"The launch of the ballistic missile occurred near Sinpo," said Benham. "The missile blew up almost immediately. The type of missile is still being assessed."

The new missile test, which took place near the port city of Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, came hours after the DPRK showed in a festive parade all of its most-advanced ballistic and tactic missiles, including a submarine-launched ballistic missile which could strike targets 1000 km away.

 

 

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