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North Korea fires suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile

 Published: 11:16, 2 April 2024

North Korea fires suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile

North Korea has fired a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that it detected the launch from the area of the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Tuesday at 6.53am (21:53 GMT on Monday).

“We have stepped up monitoring and are closely sharing relevant information with the US and Japan,” they added.

Tokyo confirmed the launch, with the coastguard urging vessels to be vigilant and report any fallen objects without approaching them.

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