North Korea launches missile test

North Korea launches missile test
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U.S. Pacific Command detected a North Korean missile launch at 10:40 a.m.Hawaii time on May 28.

The short-range ballistic missile launch occurred near Wonsan Airfield, Pacific Command said in a statement.

The missile was tracked for six minutes and landed in the Sea of Japan.

South Korea’s Yonhap News agency was first to report the launch.

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A National Security Council spokesman reacted to the launch on Sunday evening, according to a White House pool report.

"The United States government is aware. The president has been briefed,” the official said.

The test is North Korea’s ninth this year.