The communist hermit state of North Korea has once again fired a ballistic missile according to a South Korean news source.
Yonhap News Agency reports that the missile launched from the southern end of the North Korea’s capitol, Pyongyang, but has not identified what kind of missile it is:
North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile from South Pyongan Province early Wednesday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
The missile flew eastward and the South Korean military is analyzing details with the U.S., it said.
According to the Daily Caller, the launch was preceded by intercepted radio signals hinting at the launch, as well as indications of missile sites showing increased activity.
One day prior to Tuesday’s test, Japan intercepted a radio signal hinting at an imminent missile launch, and in recent weeks, South Korean intelligence has detected a flurry of activity at North Korean missile sites. Washington, Seoul, and Tokyo have been watching North Korea closely for signs of a provocation.
Just last week, North Korea had said that Washington returning the country to a list of terrorist supporters was an “impudent provocation.” This missile will be the first ballistic missile that has been launched since September.
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