North Korea fires missile into sea off east coast, possibly an ICBM

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – North Korea fired a missile on Friday in an unusual late-night test launch, and details announced by Japanese officials and media suggested it could be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

The launch from North Korea’s northern Jangang province took place at 11:41 p.m. (1441 GMT), an official at South Korea’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The U.S. Defense Department confirmed the launch, saying it was making further assessments.

Source: North Korea fires missile into sea off east coast, possibly an ICBM

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