CBRN Assessment

North Korea fires ballistic missile that flies over northern Japan

29 August 2017

North Korea launched what appears to have been an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) on 29 August that flew over Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido before falling into the Pacific Ocean: the latest in a series of military provocations carried out by the communist regime in Pyongyang.

The missile, which was fired in a northeasterly direction from a site in Sunan, near Pyongyang, at around 05:58 h local time, flew for about 14 minutes before falling into waters believed to be outside of Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), according to Japanese and South Korean authorities.

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