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  1. US military says detected launch of North Korean missile

US military says detected launch of North Korean missile

The US military said on Thursday that it had detected the launch of a single North Korean intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) that flew over northern Japan before landing in the Pacific Ocean.

By: | Washington | Updated: September 15, 2017 5:52 AM
north korea, noth korea missile, north korea ballistic missile, us military, us president donald trump, donald trump news, donald trump latest news, world news The missile did not pose a threat to North America or the US Pacific territory of Guam, Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement, citing an initial assessment. (Representative Image: Reuters)

The US military said on Thursday that it had detected the launch of a single North Korean intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) that flew over northern Japan before landing in the Pacific Ocean. The missile did not pose a threat to North America or the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement, citing an initial assessment. Benham said the launch was detected at 11:57 a.m. Hawaii time (5:17 p.m. EDT/2117 GMT) and the missile had been launched from Sunan in Pyongyang, North Korea.

(Further updates awaited)

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