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(LEAD) N. Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan: S. Korean military

All Headlines 06:36 August 29, 2017

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with details)

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea lobbed a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, South Korea's military said.

The missile was fired from the vicinity of Sunan in Pyongyang at 5:57 a.m. and flew east, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

"It passed through the sky over Japan," the JCS added.

Japan's broadcaster NHK also reported that the North's missile flew over the nation's territory.

The JCS said South Korean and the U.S. militaries are analyzing additional information.

The North's provocation came three days after it launched three projectiles which the allies regard as short-range ballistic missiles.


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