North Korea Attempts To Launch Missile But Fails
North Korea tried to fire a missile it introduced few hours ago at a
military parade – but the launch was an embarrassing failure after the
weapon failed and blew up almost immediately. The missile which is
supposed to be one of the country’s new ‘game-changer’ intercontinental
ballistic missiles (ICBM) which was revealed to the world in a display
of military might during the country’s parade and celebration of the
country’s creation yesterday.
The South Korean defence ministry said it had detected a failed launch
from Sinpo – where North Korea’s biggest submarine base is located.
According to a military official the weapon is ‘presumed to be a new
ICBM’ as it is longer than the existing KN-08 or KN-14 missiles.
North Korea launched this missile for the first time earlier this month,
firing it from a land base near Sinpo, home to a known North Korean
submarine base. The missile did not appear to go very far, but still,
analysts described the development as “scary” because of the solid-fuel
The information of the failed missile launch didn’t come from North
Korean Govt, it came from the South Korean defence ministry which
released a statement.
The statement read:
‘North Korea attempted to test an unidentified type of missile from
Sinpo area in the South Hamkyong Province this morning, but we suspect
the launch has failed.’
North Korea has launched 5 missile launches that are mobile ICBMs that
can reach as far as the United States and yesterday’s failed launch
would have been the 6th one.