October 24, 2016

North Korea Seen To Fire Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile: South Korea

North Korea has been in conflict with South Korea over repeated launches of its nuclear warheads. (Reuters File Photo)

SEOUL:  North Korea fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) today off its east coast, South Korea said, amid concerns that it might conduct a nuclear test or a missile launch ahead of a key ruling party meeting.

The North fired the missile to the northeast from its east coast at about 6:30 pm local time (0930 GMT), the South’s office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

There were no further details immediately about the launch.

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