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DPRK fires 6th suspected Musudan missile, 2nd in a day

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-06-22 08:35
SEOUL - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday fired the sixth suspected Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile, the second in the day, after the fifth test-launch had failed, Yonhap news agency reported citing military authorities.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) was quoted as saying that one more missile, which was believed to have been a Musudan missile, was launched at about 8:05 a.m. local time from its Wonsan area in the east coastal region.

It has yet to be known whether the DPRK's sixth test-launch of the missile, which is known to be capable of hitting part of the U.S. territory such as Guam and the outer reaches of Alaska, was successful.

Earlier in the day, the DPRK test-fired what was believed to have been a Musudan missile near Wonsan area at about 5:58 a.m., but it appeared to have failed as the missile flew in an abnormal trajectory in a distance short of what a normal ballistic missile can fly.
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