North Korea Fires Another Missile
South Korea says missile flew over Japan
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 14, 2017 6:09 PM CDT
A giant North Korean flag, center, atop a 160-meter (525-foot) tower in North Korea, flutters in the wind in view from Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

(Newser) – South Korea's military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan on Friday before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean, the AP reports. It was the second aggressive test-flight over Japan in less than a month, and it followed North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile traveled about 2,300 miles.

The joint chiefs say the missile was launched from Sunan, the site of Pyongyang's international airport. The airport also was used to fire a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile that flew over northern Japan in what it declared a "meaningful prelude" to containing the US Pacific island territory of Guam and the start of more ballistic missile launches.

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