North Korea test-fires new ballistic missile
North Korea has test-fired an unidentified missile, the South Korean military said.
According to South Korea's joint chiefs of staff it was test-fired from the western part of its country,
There were no other immediate details, including what type of missile was used.
North Korea routinely test-fires a variety of ballistic missiles, despite United Nations prohibitions, as part of its push to develop a long-range ballistic missile capable of hitting US shores.
While shorter-range missiles are somewhat routine, there is strong outside worry about each longer range North Korean ballistic test.
The launch comes at a point of particularly high tension. US president Donald Trump has taken a hard line with Pyongyang and sent a US aircraft supercarrier to Korean waters.
Belfast Telegraph Digital