South Korea has informed that their neighbors have test-fired mid-ranged missiles from the ester coastline. The first of the two rockets has been considered a failure for its short distance and altitude (total traveling distance 150km), however the second one had traveled around 400km and reached an altitude of 1,000km which makes it the most effective test so far.
A confirmed successful test would mark a step forward for North Korea after four failed launches in recent months.
Both launches are believed to have been intermediate-range Musudan missiles.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Seoul and the US were “carrying out an in-depth analysis” of the second missile, and did not say whether it was considered a success.
North Korea, which is developing nuclear weapons, is banned by UN resolutions from any use of ballistic missile technology.
In January it conducted its fourth nuclear test, claiming it to be its first of using a hydrogen bomb. Shortly after that Pyongyang launched a satellite, widely seen as a test of long-range missile technology.