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    Second Missile Launch Carried Out by N Korea on Thursday Most Likely Failed

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    North Korea carried out a second missile launch on Thursday, which most likely failure to accomplish its goal, South Korean media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, an anonymous South Korean military official said that Pyongyang had fired a midrange ballistic missile, Musudan, on Thursday afternoon, but it is most likely to have failed the test it was set. The source added that South Korea and the United States were conducting a detailed assessment of the incident.

    According to the Chosun news portal, the second launch was carried out less than an hour after the first missile was fired.

    In mid-April, South Korean media reported that North Korea had allegedly deployed one or two Musudan missiles from a location on its eastern coast. Shortly afterwards, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the North appeared to have tried another missile test, which had ended in failure.

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