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North Korea fires ballistic missile, US official says

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 17:59:50-04

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North Korea launched a missile Saturday that landed in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, a US official said.

The missile probably was a medium-range ballistic missile called a KN-17, the US official said.

The missile was launched from Pukchang airfield and flew for about 30 to 40 kilometers before landing in the water off the Korean Peninsula, the official said.