North Korea's sub-launched ballistic missile test fails

2015-11-28 22:45


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Seoul - A North Korean attempt to test a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) apparently failed on Saturday, as debris was spotted floating in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported citing government circles.

The missile had been launched in the afternoon, it was alleged. However, the SLBM had not risen from the sea. The South Korean foreign ministry did not confirm the reports.

The test in May of a SLBM by North Korea had caused alarm in South Korea and the United States. North Korean state media reported at the time that they had fired a new type of missile from a submarine for the first time.

However, South Korean government circles said, the missiles had only managed a distance of 100 to 150m.

The US had accused the communist regime in Pyongyang of violating UN resolutions which ban North Korea from launching ballistic missiles.

North Korea carried out three nuclear tests between 2006 and 2013.

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