North Korea launches ballistic missile into Japanese waters

North Korea test launched another ballistic missile into the sea off its eastern coast ahead of Fourth of July revelry in the U.S., according to South Korea’s military.

The projectile, which the South Korean military described as a ballistic missile, was launched from the North Phyongan province in the west. It crashed offshore in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, according to Japanese officials. 

There was no immediate reports of damage to ships or aircraft in the zone.

The test launch follows President Trump’s calls to China and Japan on Sunday night. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Xi Jinping and Trump discussed the growing nuclear threat posed by the North in separate phone calls.

The North last test launched a missile on June 8, threatening that it could strike U.S. soil and South Korean warships.  

With News Wire Services

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