Asia-Pacific

N Korea missile launch fails, says South Korea

BBC North Korea has attempted to launch a missile on its east coast which is believed to have failed, South Korea’s military says.

It comes a day after the state warned the US that it was “ready to hit back with nuclear attacks” amid mounting tension in the region.

On Saturday, a military parade was held in Pyongyang as a show of force.

North Korea has already conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches.

More information and updates of this story click HERE on BBC 

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Pukkuksong-1 submarine-launched ballistic missile, estimated range of 1,500, capable of striking Japan, payload unknown CREDIT: WONG MAYE-E/AP

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