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NKorea fired ballistic missile- Japan alleges

North Korea has launched a suspected ballistic missile, according to the Japanese prime minister’s office.

Collaborating Tokyo’s claim, the South Korean Yonhap news agency said the missile was fired on Tuesday evening (early morning Wednesday, local time).

It said the projectile landed in the sea.

Citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, Yonhap also reported that the missile had been launched into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan.

It did not provide more details.

The apparent missile firing comes nearly a week after North Korea tested its latest Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile, a launch Pyongyang said was a warning to the US and other adversaries.

Writing by Tony Okerafor