North Korea Bombs ITSELF

  • 2018-01-04
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
North Korea Bombs ITSELF
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An intermediate-range missile test in North Korea went catastrophically wrong – resulting in the hermit dictatorship accidentally bombing one of its own cities.
The missile was launched on April 28, 2017, at Pukchang Airfield near Pyongyang. After flying for one minute, the missile crashed into the city of Tokchun, causing "considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings," according to a U.S. government source.
The sources reveals that the failed missile launch also may have caused casualties, but due to the unreliability of news in North Korea, it's impossible to know exactly how widespread the damage was.
North Korea has been launching a number of missile tests, with varying levels of success, for years. But, with President Trump in the White House, North Korea has ratcheted up its sabre0rattling.
Earlier this week, North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, announced that he had a nuclear button "on his desk." President Trump fired back, claiming that his button – a metaphor for the United States' nuclear arsenal – was "bigger."
North Korea didn't respond, but quickly re-opened up a long-dormant channel of communication with South Korea, hinting that despite their fierce rhetoric, Trump's negotiating tactics may be pushing them towards diplomatic solutions.
 Source: AAN
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