US military says North Korea missile blew up almost immediately

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April 16, 2017 02:46
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WASHINGTON - North Korea launched a missile near Sinpo, on its east coast, and the missile blew up almost immediately, a US military spokesman said on Saturday.

US Pacific Command detected and tracked what it assessed to be a North Korean ballistic missile launch at 11:21 a.m. Hawaii time (2121 GMT) on Saturday, said US Navy Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for US Pacific Command.

"The missile blew up almost immediately," Benham said. "The type of missile is still being assessed."

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