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North Korea missile rose more than 2,000 kilometres in altitude - Japan defence minister
May 14, 2017 / 12:59 AM / 7 months ago

North Korea missile rose more than 2,000 kilometres in altitude - Japan defence minister

TOKYO (Reuters) - A missile fired by North Korea on Sunday morning reached an altitude of more than 2,000 kilometres (1,245 miles) and could be a new type of a missile, Japan’s Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said.

Inada also said the missile is estimated to have fallen in the Sea of Japan about 400 kilometres (250 miles) from the east coast of North Korea.

Reporting by Nobuhiro Kubo, writing by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Dan Grebler

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