North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from its western region, say Japanese and South Korean authorities.
It was launched at 09:40 local time (00:40 GMT), from Banghyon in North Pyongan Province, reported Yonhap news agency citing South Korea’s military.
Tokyo said the missile may have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan.
North Korea has increased the frequency of its nuclear and missile tests in recent months raising tensions.
Tuesday’s missile travelled about 930km (578 miles) and flew for about 40 minutes, according to South Korean and Japanese authorities.
This is the 11th detected missile launch this year, but its range seems much greater, says the BBC’s Stephen Evans in Seoul.
North Korea last test-launched missiles in May. It fired projectiles on two separate occasions, both towards the Sea of Japan.
Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters: “North Korea’s repeated provocations like this are absolutely unacceptable. We lodged a strong …
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