US official: North Korea fires a possible ballistic missile

(CNN) The projectile used in Wednesday’s test was launched at 6:42 a.m. Seoul time, from a site in the vicinity of Sinpo, South Hamgyong province, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said. It flew a distance of around 60 kilometers (37 miles), South Korean officials said.

“There’s two ways to look at it — one, they’re quicker at doing the (launch) setup (and) they’re quicker at making the missiles and transporting them,” said Carl Schuster, a Hawaii Pacific University professor and former director of operations at the US Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Center, after North Korea tested missiles in early March.

Source: By Paula Hancocks, Barbara Starr and Darran Simon, CNN

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