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The next North Korean missile flown over Japan

The DPRK continued its missile tests by launching an unidentified ballistic missile on Friday morning, Yonhap agency reported citing the South Korean military. The missile flew 3,7 thousand kilometers, the maximum flight altitude reached 770 km.

The Japanese channel NHK, citing the Japanese government, announced that the launch took place around 6.57 local time (00.57 Moscow time). The rocket flew over the northern part of Japan and in 7.16 (1.16 Moscow time) fell into the Pacific Ocean - in 2 thousand km from Cape Erimo (Hokkaido island). According to the Japanese authorities, fragments of the rocket did not fall on the territory of the country, there was no damage to ships and aircraft. The Japanese government is convening a meeting of the National Security Council. The Secretary General of the Government of Japan, Yosychide Suga, at a press conference convened, said that “a strong protest in the toughest expressions had already been declared.”

North Korea recently, 29 August, has already launched a rocket along a similar trajectory. Then, flying over the northern part of Japan, the shell fell about 1,2 thousand km from Cape Erimo (Hokkaido).
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