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World North Korea accidentally crashed a missile into its own city last April: report

12:46  04 january  2018
12:46  04 january  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

North Korea accidentally hit one of its own cities with a missile, report says

  North Korea accidentally hit one of its own cities with a missile, report says In its relentless pursuit of nuclear strength, North Korea's first land target may have actually been itself. The missile was launched from an airfield just over 40 miles north of North Korea's capital city of Pyongyang. An unnamed U.S. official explained to The Diplomat that due to an engine malfunction, the projectile made it only a minute into its test flight and traveled about 25 miles northeast before hitting the ground.

North Korea accidentally crashed a missile into its own city last April : report .

The missile crashed into the city of Tokchun after one minute of powered flight, the report said. The explosion caused "considerable damage to a complex North Korea has repeatedly launched missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions throughout 2017. When the missiles are launched, they are not

An intermediate-range missile launched by North Korea last April crashed into a town near Pyongyang, possibly causing an explosion and casualties, The Diplomat reported on Wednesday.

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A North Korean missile reportedly crashed into one of its own cities after it failed just minutes following its launch. The report highlights the danger of another North Korean missile test failing at the wrong time. Created with Sketch. North Korea ' accidentally hit its own city with missile '. 1/2.

Created with Sketch. North Korea ' accidentally hit its own city with missile '. 1/2. An intermediate-range missile launched by North Korea last April crashed into a town near Pyongyang, possibly causing an explosion and casualties, The Diplomat reported on Wednesday.

The IRBM was launched April 28, 2017 near Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province and was the third in a series of failed launches that month, the report said.

People watch a television broadcast reporting the North Korean missile launch at the Seoul Railway Station on September 15, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan just days after the U.N. Security Council adopted new sanctions against the regime over its sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3. ( © Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images People watch a television broadcast reporting the North Korean missile launch at the Seoul Railway Station on September 15, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan just days after the U.N. Security Council adopted new sanctions against the regime over its sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3. (

The missile crashed into the city of Tokchun after one minute of powered flight, the report said. The explosion caused "considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings," the report said, citing a U.S. government source with knowledge of the program.

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In April last year, a North Korean ballistic missile crashed and hit the urban city of Tokchon, roughly two hours from Pyongyang, The Diplomat reported .

A North Korean missile reportedly crashed into one of its own cities last year after it failed just minutes following its launch.

The secretive regime makes it nearly impossible to determine the extent of damages. The online magazine theorized that if the missile hit a populated city, the result could have been catastrophic.

North Korea successfully launched its first flight-test of the IRBM on May 14, 2017, using a splashdown location.

North Korea, caused alarm when they test-launched missiles over Japanese territory in August and September. The missiles eventually splashed down in the northern Pacific Ocean outside Japanese territory.

North Korea has repeatedly launched missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions throughout 2017. When the missiles are launched, they are not accompanied with any formal warning or notice, leaving neighboring countries and the United States left to interpret Pyongyang’s intentions.

It is assumed that there are many more unknown facilities that exist throughout North Korea, making the prospect of a first strike that leaves Pyongyang unable to retaliate, more difficult than ever.

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