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North Korea Strikes North Korea In Missile Test Gone Horribly Wrong

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Forget Seoul or Tokyo or Los Angeles. The city most endangered by a North Korean ballistic missile may be Tokchon, North Korea.

According to a report in The Diplomat, an international news site based in Japan, North Korea’s test of a Hwasong-12/KN17 intermediate-range ballistic missile on April 28, 2017 went horribly wrong, launching from Pukchang Airfield and crash-landing just 40 miles away in Tokchon, causing extensive damage to “a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings.”

Authors Ankit Panda and Dave Schmerler wrote that a “U.S. government source with knowledge of North Korea’s weapons programs” said the missile’s engines failed after just one minute of powered flight.

“Evidence of the incident,” they wrote, “can be independently corroborated in commercially available satellite imagery from April and May 2017.”

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