Pyongyang has fired a ballistic missile but it did not leave North Korean territory, the US military’s Pacific Command has said.
“US Pacific Command detected what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 10:33 am Hawaii time ... The ballistic missile launch occurred near the Pukchang airfield,” PACOM spokesman Commander Dave Benham said in a statement.
“The missile did not leave North Korean territory.”
He added that the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) determined the missile did not pose a threat to North America.
The South Korean news agency Yonhap said the missile, which was launched early Saturday local time, failed within seconds of launch.