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North Korea fires missile from its capital Pyongyang, reports

North Korea has fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang in a continuation of weapons tests, according to the South Korean military.

Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the missile was launched from Sunan, the site of Pyongyang's international airport on Friday.

North Korea used the same airport to fire a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile that flew over northern Japan in what it declared as a "meaningful prelude" to containing the US Pacific island territory of Guam.

Residents were warned via alerts to take shelter.

Meanwhile, South Korea's Defence Ministry says the country's military conducted a live-fire ballistic missile drill in response to the North's launch.

The South's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the South Korean and U.S. militaries are analysing details of the launch.

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