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(LEAD) N. Korea fires missile from Pyongyang: S. Korean military

2017/09/15 07:19

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(ATTN: UPDATES with NSC meeting, other details)

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea launched an "unidentified" missile eastward from Pyongyang, South Korea's military said Friday.

"North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastward from the vicinity of Pyongyang this morning," the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. It added that South Korea and the United States are analyzing additional information.

The South's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae immediately convened a National Security Council meeting, as the country's troops conducted a ballistic missile training in the East Sea in response to the North's latest provocation.

Japan's NHK broadcaster reported that the North seems to have fired the missile toward the northeastern region of Japan.

Late last month, the North lobbed a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over the island nation.