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North Korea fires ANOTHER Missile over Japan: Tokyo on nuclear alert as Kim Jong-un launches ballistic missile from Pyongyang – and this time Seoul quickly retaliates with its own test

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The Japanese government has issued a warning to its citizens after North Korea fired a missile over the country. It was launched from the Sunan district of Pyongyang,

South Korea’s military said. The missile flew over Japan , NHK television said, and the government is warning citizens to avoid touching anything that looks like debris

. It comes as North Korea threatened to nuke Japan and reduce the US ‘to ashes and darkness’ in response to the latest sanctions imposed by the UN because of earlier missile launches .

‘Japan can never tolerate this repeated provocative action by North Korea,’ Tokyo’s government spokesman told reporters in response. ‘We have strongly protested to

the North, telling them the strong anger by the Japanese people and condemn with the strongest words possible.’ It landed 1,240 miles off the cape of Erimo in

Hokkaido island at about 6.57am local time. Pictured inset: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, who has overseen a series of missile tests in the Stalinist autocracy.

 

 South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says the IRBM was fired at 6:57 a.m., South Korea time, from Sunan near the North Korean capital. It flew over northern Japan
and came down in the north Pacific. South Korea’s Joints Chief of Staff says the missile hit an altitude of 770 kilometers and flew around 37-hundred kilometers.

Seoul and Washington are currently analyzing the launch to confirm what type of missile it was, but many experts say the missile was most likely a Hwasong-12. Late last month North Korea fired a Hwasong-12 over Japan,… which travelled 27-hundred kilometers and reached a maximum altitude of about 550 kilometers. Today’s launch followed a similar path, but flew one thousand kilometers further than the previous launch 17 days ago. In response, the South Korean military has conducted its own ballistic missile training exercise in the East Sea. The military fired a Hyunmoo-two,… which has a range of 250 kilometers. The Joints Chief of Staff says the missile was fired considering the distance between the training ground and the Sunan airfield,… the origin of this morning’s provocation. North Korea’s latest launch also comes four days after UN Security Council slapped stronger sanctions on the regime for its sixth nuclear test conducted earlier this month.