Reuters news agency reports that North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Friday in an unusual late-night test launch from its northern Jangang province that landed in the sea off its east coast.
An official at South Korea’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launch took place at 11:41 p.m. (1441 GMT). The U.S. Defense Department also confirmed the launch as a ballistic missile and was making further assessments.
According to the report, a National Security Council meeting is scheduled for 1 a.m.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that the North Korean missile flew for about 45 minutes.
Reuters report found here.