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North Korea’s latest missile test ends in failure, South Korea says

The North Korean flag over the country’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The North Korean flag flies over the country’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(Fazry Ismail / European Pressphoto Agency)

South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure.

The reported failure Wednesday come as U.S. and South Korean troops were conducting annual military drills that the North calls an invasion rehearsal.

Seoul’s Defense Ministry says that the South Korean and U.S. militaries said the launch was not conducted in a successful way.

It gave no further details, such as what type of missile was fired.

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Earlier this month, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles that flew about 620 miles on average, with three of them landing in waters off Japan.

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