Another Failed Missile Test By North Korea: Pentagon

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Seoul: In yet another provocative behaviour, Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile but it did not leave North Korean territory, the Pentagon has confirmed, terming it as a failed attempt.

“The US Pacific Command detected what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 10:33 AM Hawaii time APR 28. The ballistic missile launch occurred near the Pukchang airfield,” Dave Benham, PACOM spokesman said in a statement.

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“The missile did not leave North Korean territory,” Benham said. The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America, he said.

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“US Pacific Command stands behind our steadfast commitment to the security of our allies in the Republic of Korea and Japan,” Benham said. According to reports, the missile was likely a medium-range KN-17 ballistic missile.

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