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N. Korea’s attempted missile launch failed: Seoul army

Picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows a display featuring statues of founding president Kim Il-Sung (L) and late president Kim Jong-Il at the Youth Movement Museum in North Korea
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Seoul (AFP) – North Korea appears to have failed to launch a missile on Friday morning to mark the birthday of its founding president, South Korea’s army said.

“The North appears to have attempted a missile test near its east coast early Friday morning, but it appears to have failed,” South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff said in a statement. 

South Korean media reported on Thursday that Pyongyang was preparing a mid-range ballistic missile test, likely as part of celebrations for the birthday of founding president Kim Il-Sung.

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