North Korea carries out a second failed missile launch

Kim j y'allKCNA via ReutersNorth Korean leader Kim Jung Un in an undated photo released by KCNA.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Less than a week after North Korea’s latest unsuccessful missile test
, the Hermit Kingdom launched another ballistic missile test.
According to US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) statement, the presumed Musadan intermediate-range ballistic missile was launched at 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday
near the northwestern city of Kus┼Ćng.

Based on estimates from the Missile Defence Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Musadan missile is speculated to have a range of approximately 1,500 to 2,400 miles, capable of targeting military installations in Guam and Japan.

So far this year, North Korea has conducted eight Musudan missiles tests.

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