In the early morning on 15th April,tried unsuccessfully to launch a ballistic missile , BM-25, according to reports. An anonymous defense official placed the attempt at 5:03 local time (2033 on Thursday ).
According to South Korean news agency, the missile’s range is 3,000 to 4,000 (about 1850 to 2500 ), enough to reach the base on the island of .
A statement from thesaid “North Korea appears to have tried to shoot, this morning, a missile from the area of the East Sea, but it is presumed that the launch failed.” According to Yonhap, North Korea did not notify the of the launch.
Friday was the 104th birthday of the founder of North Korea and grandfather of present leader, , which is celebrated with military parades and events.
From Wikinews under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence