WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean missile launch attempt, with a missile exploding within seconds of it’s launch, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.
“U.S. Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missile launch attempt... in the vicinity of Kalma,” Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Command, said in a statement.
“ A missile appears to have exploded within seconds of launch,” Benham said, adding that work was being carried out on a more detailed assessment.
Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore