North Korea has launched suspected ICBM, says South

North Korea has launched a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile toward its eastern waters, South Korea said on Friday, its second missile launch in as many days.

A day earlier, North Korea fired a ballistic missile while it warned of “fiercer military responses” to US efforts to boost its security presence in the region with its allies, saying Washington was taking a “gamble it will regret”.

The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that it detected a ballistic missile launch off the North’s eastern coast on Friday morning. It later said the missile launched is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Japan’s prime minister’s office also said it detected a possible ballistic missile launch by North Korea, with reports that the missile could land within Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

If confirmed, it would be North Korea’s first ICBM launch in about two weeks. Outside experts said that an ICBM launched by North Korea on 3 November failed…

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