Tokyo: North Korea on Friday launched an unidentified missile, which fell outside of Japan’s exclusive economic zone, the NHK broadcaster reported.
The launch is the third one from the North in a little over a week, the South Korean military said. The previous ones were launched on January 5 and 11, Sputnik news agency reported.
The North’s latest saber-rattling came days after the US imposed new sanctions on six North Koreans involved in the reclusive regime’s weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programme, Yonhap News Agency reported.
On Friday, the Japan Coast Guard issued a warning about a possible missile launch by North Korea.