North Korea is believed to have conducted a new missile launch, officials from three countries – Japan, South Korea and the US – confirmed on Friday.
A “flying body considered to be a missile” has been launched, Japanese officials said, adding that they are currently collecting information for further analysis.
There is a possibility the missile could have landed in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Japan, in the Sea of Japan, NHK reported citing the country’s Defense Ministry.
The possible launch is believed to have been conducted “before midnight” on July 28 local time, the Japanese authorities told NHK, adding that a warning to ships and other vessels in the area has been issued
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is convening an emergency meeting.
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