North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile

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North Korea has test-fires what appears to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the country’s east coast on Saturday.

The missile was fired from waters southeast of Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, at around 11:30 a.m., according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

However, An official at Seoul’s defence ministry today couldn’t immediately confirm how far the projectile travelled and where it landed.

The launch came a day after the South Korea and the US officially said that they were agree to deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery here.

The latest launch comes as the North has been conducting a series of sea- and ground-based ballistic missile tests since April. The North’s last SLBM test was on Apr 23.

Wefornews Bureau

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