US military detects failed North Korean missile launch attempt

March 22, 2017 05:48
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WASHINGTON - The US military detected a failed North Korean missile launch attempt, with a missile exploding within seconds of it's launch, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.

"US Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missile launch attempt... in the vicinity of Kalma," Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Command, said in a statement."A missile appears to have exploded within seconds of launch," Benham said, adding that work was being carried out on a more detailed assessment.

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