SEOUL, 20th October, 2016 (WAM) — Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff have said that North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Thursday, but the launch ended in failure.

Yonhap News Agency quoted the Joint Chiefs of Staff as saying, “North Korea launched a ballistic missile at 7 a.m. near an airfield in the northwestern city of Kusong. The missile is assumed to be the ‘Musudan’.”

The Musudan, which can be launched from a mobile launcher, is estimated to have a range of over 3,000 kilometers and is theoretically capable of reaching the US territory of Guam.

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