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NORTH KOREA ‘PREPARES TO LAUNCH BALLISTIC MISSILE WITH A RANGE OF 1,800 MILES’ DAYS AFTER TEST-FIRING ROCKET FROM A SUBMARINE

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North Korea appears to be preparing a test-launch of a ballistic missile with a range of more than 1,800 miles, MailOnLine reports.

The Musudan missile, which can be fired from a mobile launcher, is not known to have been successfully flight-tested.

South Korean army soldiers pass by a TV news program showing a file footage of a missile launch conducted by North Korea at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 15, 2016. A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korean and U.S. defense officials said Friday. The letters at a screen read:

South Korean army soldiers pass by a TV news program showing a file footage of a missile launch conducted by North Korea at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 15, 2016. A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korean and U.S. defense officials said Friday. The letters at a screen read: “North Korea launched a missile from its east coast.†(AP Photo/Ahnn Young-joon)

 

Its first test-launch on April 15 was described by the United States as a ‘fiery, catastrophic’ failure.

With a range of more than 1,800 miles, it could, if launched successfully, hit Japan and also theoretically put the U.S. territory of Guam within range.