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North Korea Launches Another Missile, This One Over Japan

A male in Seoul, South Korea, watches a TV shade on Saturday display record footage of a North Korean barb launch.

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A male in Seoul, South Korea, watches a TV shade on Saturday display record footage of a North Korean barb launch.

Lee Jin-man/AP

North Korea conducted a barb launch over Japan early Tuesday morning, serve ratcheting adult tensions in a region.

The occurrence was announced by South Korean officials who contend a barb was launched from Sunan, nearby North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang. Japanese officials contend a barb flew over a northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and landed in a Pacific Ocean.

Pentagon orator Col. Rob Manning reliable a news in a brief email. He pronounced American officials are still assessing a launch and that North American Aerospace Defense Command “determined a barb launch did not poise a hazard to North America.”

The Washington Post reports that a “visibly agitated” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that “we will make a pinnacle bid to strengthen a public.”

The launch outlines a second time in 4 days that North Korea has tested a missiles. Three short-range missiles were launched on Saturday.

The New York Times reports that this is a initial time a North Korean barb was launched over Japan given 2009. Pyongyang had also launched projectiles over Japan in 1998. Both times North Korea pronounced a projectiles were carrying satellites.

Preliminary reports pronounced North Korea had launched 3 missiles in a many new round. But it was after dynamic that usually one barb was launched and that it pennyless adult into 3 parts. There were no reports of any damage, according to a Japanese broadcaster NHK.