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North Korea launches ‘ballistic missile of unknown type’

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The missile was fired in the direction of the East Sea, or Sea of ​​Japan as Tokyo calls it, and had a short effective range

North Korea launched a “ballistic missile of an unknown type” today (Thursday), continuing a series of record-breaking weapons tests in recent weeks, South Korea’s National Defense General Staff said.

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According to the staff, the missile was fired in the direction of the East Sea, or Sea of ​​Japan as Tokyo calls it, and had a short effective range

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have skyrocketed this year. Nuclear-armed North Korea has carried out an unprecedented number of weapons tests, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions barring it from developing ballistic missiles.

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South Korean and US officials have warned for months that Pyongyang may be preparing to test a nuclear weapon, its first since 2017 and seventh in its history, an assessment also recently shared by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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