November 28, 2017 / 7:19 PM / 4 months ago

North Korea fires ballistic missile; U.S., South Korea analyzing: South Korea military

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired one ballistic missile from Pyongsong, a city in South Pyongan Province, at around 1817 GMT over the sea between South Korea and Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Wednesday.

South Korea and the United States are currently analyzing what type of missile North Korea was fired, the military said in a text.

Minutes after the North fired the missile, South Korea’s military conducted a missile-firing test in response to the provocation, the South Korean military added.

(This story corrects launch time to 1817 GMT, not 0617 GMT)

Reporting by Christine Kim, editing by Larry King

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