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Hwasong-14, launch during second test in DPRK

Japan issued a national warning early Friday local time, that North Korea launched a ballistic missile in an eastern direction from a site near Sunan International Airport in the capital, Pyongyang, according to multiple reports.

North Korea launched an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) at Japan from the same site last month, on August 28.


Residents in Japan were warned to shelter in place and to stay away from windows, local media reported.

The missile landed in the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 kilometers to the east, over the Japanese island of Hokkaido, at 7:16 am local time, according to Japanese government information.

The unidentified missile likely reached an altitude of 770 kilometers, and flew 3,700 kilometers, according to South Korean military officials who spoke with the Yonhap news agency.

United States and South Korean military leaders convened to analyze reports.

This is a developing story.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.