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(2nd LD) N. Korea fires ballistic missile: S. Korea's military

All Headlines 04:06 November 29, 2017

(ATTN: UPDATES with details; ADDS photo)

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile from an area north of Pyongyang early Wednesday, resuming its provocative act after a 75-day lull, according to South Korea's military.

"North Korea launched an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea from the vicinity of Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, at around 3:17 a.m. today," the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

South Korean and U.S. authorities are analyzing related details including the flight distance and trajectory of the projectile, it added.

In response to the North's provocation, the South's armed forces conducted a "precision strike" missile launch starting at around 3:23 a.m., said the JCS.

It marked the North's first ballistic missile launch since Sept. 15, when it fired an intermediate ballistic missile over Japan.

North Korea fires a Hwasong-12 ballistic missile on Sept. 15, 2017, in this file photo. (Yonhap)


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