DPRK fires missile eastward: S.Korean military

SEOUL — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a ballistic missile eastward Friday morning, South Korean military said.

The “unidentified missile” was launched from a site near Sunan in Pyongyang at around 6:57 a.m. (local time), the Yonhap News Agency cited South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) as saying.

It flew over Japan to the North Pacific, travelling some 3,700 kilometers with the maximum flight altitude of around 770 km, the JCS added.

The South Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae has immediately convened a National Security Council meeting, as the country’s military conducted a ballistic missile training in the east waters, according to the local media. Xinhua-northboundasia.com