North Korea resumes missile tests with first launch in a month


North Korea's last test was on Jan 30, when it fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile. North Korea fired what could be a ballistic missile on Sunday, military officials in South Korea and Japan said. - AFP

SEOUL, Feb 27 (Reuters): North Korea fired what could be a ballistic missile on Sunday, military officials in South Korea and Japan said, in what would be the first test since the nuclear-armed country conducted a record number of launches in January.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that North Korea had fired a suspected ballistic missile toward the sea off its east coast from a location near Sunan, where Pyongyang's international airport is located.

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