North Korea Fired A Missile And It Blew Up Within Seconds Of Launch
Another day, another provocation by North Korea, but this one literally blew up in their face. According to South Korean and U.S. officials, North Korea fired a missile on Wednesday, only to have it blow up seconds after launch.
South Korea’s defense ministry said in a statement that Pyongyang fired one missile from an air base in the eastern port of Wonsan but it is believed that the launch failed.
“We are in the process of analyzing what type of missile it was,” the statement said.
U.S. military Pacific Command spokesman Commander Dave Benham echoed Seoul’s assessment of the situation with his statement.
“US Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missile launch attempt … in the vicinity of Kalma,” Benham said. “A missile appears to have exploded within seconds of launch.”
Two U.S. officials told Fox News that the missile test ended in failure when it exploded five seconds after launch. You probably don’t want missiles blowing up directly after launching, especially if you plan on putting a nuclear warhead on them.