North Korea is Blasting Missiles at Japan from Submarines Now

By Gary Cutlack on at

North Korea's set off another one of its alarmist fireworks, with defence experts saying it's fired a missile from a submarine that managed to fly over 300 miles and landed in waters administered by Japan.

The Glorious Nation beat its previous best of 18 miles with this new attempt, with the 310 mile shot of the submarine-launched ballistic missile an extremely worrying development. If it could whack a nuke on top there'd be no limit to the amount of trouble it could cause.

The US says it was a KN-11 ballistic missile that took the trip, which is thought to be based on some older Soviet Russian designs that accidentally sealed themselves up into a bottle and floated to the shores of North Korea. [Sky News]

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