North Korea Engages in Missile Launch, US Official Confirms

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 18:02:00-04

(ABC NEWS) - ABC News is reporting that missile launched by North Korea broke up shortly after launch and fell into the Sea of Japan.

North Korea has engaged in a missile launch, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

The missile, fired from an area known as Pukchang in central North Korea, traveled about roughly 18 to 25 miles into the Sea of Japan, a U.S. official told ABC News.

Early indications are this was a single stage liquid fueled mobile-launched missile the U.S. is calling the KN-17, the official said.

The missile broke up minutes after launch and fell into the sea, according to the official.