October 2, 2019 / 3:25 AM / 2 months ago

Japan government: North Korea may have fired just one missile

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s top government spokesman said on Wednesday the ballistic missile North Korea launched earlier in the day may have split into two before falling into waters off Japan’s west coast.

The Japanese government earlier said North Korea appeared to have launched two missiles.

“At the moment, it seems that one missile was launched and that split into two and fell. We are conducting analysis for details,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference.

(THis story corrects to remove extraneous word in headline)

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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