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‘North Korea missile launched Sunday has range of over 2,000 kms’

The new type of ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Sunday has a range of more than 2,000 kilometers, according to South Korea’s intelligence agency

world Updated: Feb 14, 2017 20:53 IST
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Passengers watch a TV screen broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, February 12, 2017.
Passengers watch a TV screen broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, February 12, 2017. (Reuters)
         

The new type of ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Sunday has a range of more than 2,000 kilometers, according to South Korea’s intelligence agency, the South’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday.

The solid-fuel missile, which the North said was an upgraded, extended-range version of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, reached an altitude of about 550 km and flew about 500 km towards Japan before splashing into the sea east of the Korean peninsula.