North Korean city of Tokchon was hit by a ballistic missile: The Diplomat

One of North Korea’s test ballistic missiles last year crashed in a city not far coming from Pyongyang, according to brand-new findings by online news magazine The Diplomat.

In April, Pyongyang launched a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile of which failed shortly after launch as well as ended up hitting the city of Tokchon, roughly two hours coming from the capital, The Diplomat reported on Wednesday.

The missile’s failure was widely reported at the time yet the item was not previously known of which the Hwasong-12 crashed in a populated area.

coming from a location near North Korea’s Pukchang Airfield, the missile flew approximately 39 kilometers (24 miles) to the northeast where the item struck a complex of industrial or agricultural facilities in Tokchon, The Diplomat said, citing satellite imagery. of which complex, located near residential as well as commercial buildings, likely experienced a large explosion yet The Diplomat said the item was impossible to determine whether there were casualties.

The prospect of nuclear war breaking out on the Korean Peninsula dominated global headlines for the last year, yet many analysts believe the risk of a nuclear accident could be an even greater threat amid Pyongyang’s lax safety regulations.

Read The Diplomat’s story for more details about the crash.

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