North Korea Fires Mid-range Missile toward Waters Near Japan

August 3, 2016 10:25 AM

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North Korea Fires Mid-range Missile toward Waters Near Japan

SEOUL, South Korea — A medium-range ballistic missile fired Wednesday by North Korea flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan's territorial waters, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, one of the longest flights by a North Korean missile.

The U.S. Strategic Command said North Korea fired two presumed Rodong missiles simultaneously on Wednesday, not just one. The command's statement said initial indications reveal one of the missiles exploded immediately after launch, while the second was tracked over North Korea and into the Sea of J...

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