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    North Korea's Attempt to Launch Missile Fails

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    Pyongyang's recent attempt to launch a missile ended in failure, according to South Korea's military.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An attempt by North Korea to launch a missile failed early on Tuesday, the South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

    "North Korea attempted to launch an unidentified missile from the region near Wonsan at around 5:20 a.m. [8:20 GMT], but it is presumed to have been unsuccessful," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, quoted by Yonhap news agency.

    According to the statement, the fired missile could be Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile. The South Korean military is investigating the incident.


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