North Korea unsuccessfully launched a ballistic missile on the birthday of Kim Il-Sung


The DPRK attempted to launch a ballistic medium-range missile off the East coast of the country, but the launch failed, reports Reuters referring to South Korean Agency Yonhap. The press service of the Ministry of defense, in turn, said that the American military observed what they believe was a failed North Korean rocket launch.

According to the North American Command aerospace defense, missile no threat to North America.

According to Yonhap, it is about a missile called the Musudan with a range over 3000 km (1800 miles). The Agency notes that the launch could be timed to coincide with the anniversary of the birth of founder Kim Il-Sung, which is widely celebrated in the country on April 15. In 2012 on this day in North Korea also attempted to launch a ballistic missile, but the launch failed.