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DPRK launches ballistic missile, flies over N. Japan: Japanese gov't

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-15 08:51

TOKYO - The Japanese government on Friday said a ballistic missile launched from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had flown over northern Japan and fallen into the Pacific Ocean.

The government said the missile landed around 2,000 kilometers east off the cape of Erimo in Hokkaido at around 7:16 am local time.

The launch came after the UN Security Council voted in favor of a resolution toughening sanctions on the DPRK following its sixth nuclear test on Sept 3.

Regarding the latest launch, Japan has condemned the DPRK's "excessive provocation" in the strongest terms, government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga said Friday.

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