The following is an excerpt from rt.com | August 28, 2017 |
Pyongyang has launched a missile which, according to the Japanese and South Korean governments, passed through northern Japan’s airspace.
The Japanese government activated its J-Alert warning system after North Korea fired an unidentified missile early Tuesday morning.
The North Korean missile passed over Japanese territory around 6:06am local time. The Japanese military did not attempt to shoot down the missile but warned people to take precautions, Reuters reports citing local media.
The Japanese government announced the missile fell into the Pacific ocean just 14 minutes after the launch, some 1,180 km east of Hokkaido’s Cape Erimo, the Japan Times reports.
Japan's atomic facilities suffered no damage, its Nuclear Regulation Authority said. No damage has been reported to ships or aircraft in the region as the missile broke off into three pieces before falling into the water, a NHK report added.
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