BREAKING: North Korea Has Fired an Unidentified Ballistic Missile

FILE - In this April 15, 2012 file photo, a North Korean vehicle carrying a missile passes by during a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. The enormous, 16-wheel truck used to carry the missile, likely came from China in a possible violation of U.N. sanctions meant to rein in Pyongyang's missile program, experts say. Pinning a sanctions-busting charge on Beijing would be difficult, however, because it would be hard to prove that Beijing provided the technology for military purposes or even that it sold the vehicle directly to North Korea, the experts said. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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.

RedState will update this article as more information becomes available.


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