SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the sea Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, in a display of its expanding military capabilities hours after saying it would resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States this weekend.South Korean officials said the missile was fired from North Korea’s eastern waters, suggesting it may have been submarine-launched. But South Korean defense officials won’t officially disclose whether the missile was fired a submarine, a barge or any other possible platform.North Korea having the ability to launch missiles from submarines would be alarming because such weapons are harder to detect in advance.According to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missile flew about 450 kilometers (280 miles) at the maximum attitude of 910 kilometers (565 miles) before landing between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. The Joint Chiefs of Staff said South Korean and U.S. authorities were analyzing more details of the launch.Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga earlier said the North fired two ballistic missiles from the country’s east coast, and one of them appeared to have landed inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. There were no reports of damage to Japanese vessels or aircraft, he said. The North had not fired… Read full this story
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