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North Korea ‘fires ballistic missile’ over Japan

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North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan for the second time in less than a month South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday.

The unidentified ballistic missile was launched from the district of Sunan in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, home to the country’s main airport, the South Korean military said.

The South Korean and US militaries were analyzing details of the launch, the South’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

The missile has flown over Japan, Japan’s NHK television said.

South Korea’s presidential Blue House has called an urgent National Security Council meeting.

The North’s launch comes a day after the North threatened to sink Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a UN Security Council resolution imposing new sanctions against it for its Sept. 3 nuclear test.

The North previously launched a ballistic missile from Sunan on August 29 which flew over Japan’s Hokkaido island and landed in the Pacific waters.

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