North Korea Fires New Ballistic Missile, South Korea Says

North Korea Fires New Ballistic Missile, South Korea Says

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, South Korean media say, quoting military officials.

South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that the missile flew eastward.

It is not clear how far it went or whether it flew over Japan as other missiles did earlier this year.

The missile was launched from Pyongsong in South Pyongan Province, according to a statement from South Korean armed forces chiefs.

North Korea has test fired several other missiles this year as tensions increase over its nuclear programme.

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. 

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