February 22, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: North Korean projectile debris fell near Pyongyang after test failure

Photo and eyewitness accounts suggest Wednesday’s unsuccessful launch put civilians at serious risk

North Korean projectile debris fell in or near Pyongyang after a failed test on Wednesday morning, images seen by NK News shows and multiple witnesses confirmed. 

The photos appear to confirm a South Korean military statement that claimed Pyongyang tried and failed to launch a “projectile” around 9:30 a.m. KST, with the test failing shortly after launch. The ROK military told NK News later in the day that the projectile was a ballistic missile that exploded at an altitude of less than 20 kilometers (about 12.4 miles).