BBC: North Korea carries out second failed missile launch

14:04, 20 October 2016
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North Korea has conducted an unsuccessful launch of an intermediate-range missile, according to the South Korean military, the BBC has reported.


This is the second failed test in less than a week after the North's recent launch of a Musudan missile, which has an estimated range of 4,000km (2,500 miles), according to the BBC.

It is said to be capable of hitting U.S. bases as far away as Guam.

Read alsoReuters: Satellite images show activity at North Korea nuclear test siteThe missile has been tested eight times this year, with only one success.

However, experts fear it could become operational as early as next year.

The U.S. condemned the launch, calling it a "further provocation."

Pyongyang's last test was denounced by the UN, which has banned it from any use of ballistic or nuclear technology.

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