North Korea attempted to launch a missile Sunday but it “blew up almost immediately,” a day after its leader Kim Jong-un paraded his new missiles and launchers on the reclusive country’s most important holiday, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The site of the missile test is the port city of Sinpo in eastern North Korea. This was the same location of a missile test earlier this month that saw the projectile fall into the Sea of Japan. American and South Korean intelligence officials are still trying to find out what type of missile was used in the latest test.
However, early assessments by military officials suggested the projectile was not the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with the ability to reach the mainland U.S.
President Donald Trump, who is at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, was briefed on the failed missile launch and has no further comment, according to Secretary of Defense James Mattis in a statement Saturday.