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North Korea missile launched Sunday has range of over 2,000 km - Yonhap, citing spy agency
February 14, 2017 / 2:27 AM / in 8 months

North Korea missile launched Sunday has range of over 2,000 km - Yonhap, citing spy agency

SEOUL (Reuters) - The new type of ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Sunday has a range of more than 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles), according to South Korea’s intelligence agency, the South’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday.

A view of the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the spot, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 13, 2017. KCNA/Handout via Reuters

The solid-fuel missile, which the North said was an upgraded, extended-range version of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, reached an altitude of about 550 km and flew about 500 km towards Japan before splashing into the sea east of the Korean peninsula.

Reporting by Tony Munroe; Editing by Eric Meijer

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