North Korea Conducts Overnight Ballistic Missile Launch

SEOUL—North Korea conducted another middle-of-the-night weapons launch early Friday, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, as Pyongyang added to what is already an unprecedented year of missile tests.

A short-range ballistic missile was fired from the Sunan area on the outskirts of Pyongyang at 1:49 a.m. local time, Seoul’s military said. The missile traveled roughly 400 miles after hitting a maximum altitude of 31 miles, before landing in the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, Tokyo’s Defense Ministry said.

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