December 05, 2023

Exploding missiles: South Korean interceptor fails shortly after launch

North Korean ICBM also fails over East Sea amid volley of missile launches from both Koreas this week

A South Korean missile exploded during an air force competition on Wednesday, a military official confirmed to NK News, the second known failure of an indigenous ROK missile in as many months.

The accident occurred a day before a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) reportedly failed mid-flight. Japan issued evacuation warnings early Thursday morning, indicating the DPRK may have meant to fly it over the country.