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North Korea fires ballistic missile in eastern waters

Seoul, April 23 (IANS) North Korea has fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in the eastern waters, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said on Saturday.

The projectile, estimated to have been a missile launched from a submarine, was fired around 6.30 p.m. (local time) in the waters off North Korea’s South Hamgyong province, Xinhua cited South Korea’s JCS as saying.

The official declined to elaborate on whether the SLBM launch had succeeded, saying the military was closely monitoring the moves of the North Korean forces.

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