February 12, 2017 / 12:58 AM / 7 months ago

U.S. assessing North Korea missile test - official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military detected a missile test by North Korea and is assessing the launch, a U.S. defence official said on Saturday.

“We can confirm that we did detect a missile launch from North Korea,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We are assessing and will have more information soon.”

The official provided no immediate information on the type of missile launched.

Reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Leslie Adler

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