North Korea Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile, US Military Says

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North Korea test-fired a short-range Scud ballistic missile off its eastern coast, the U.S. military said Sunday.

The launch was the latest in a series of tests as the communist nation seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland.

A statement from U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii said the missile was launched at 4:40 p.m. ET (5:40 a.m. Monday Korea time) from the eastern North Korea coastal town of Wonsan. The statement said the missile flew for six minutes until it landed in the Sea of Japan.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile flew about 280 miles. Read more at Fox News.

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