South Korean officials said, and appears to have flown about 30 km (about 19 miles) — well short of the 300 km (roughly 186 miles) that would be considered a successful test. Previous launch a failureSaturday’s launch comes about a week after another attempt, which was apparently unsuccessful.
Tensions have risen on the divided Korean peninsula this year as Pyongyang has made a series of assertions about developments in its military capability.
North Korean state news agency KCNA claimed the launch was successful, and said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “guided on the spot the underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile.”
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