On the night of April 16, was the chiefs of staff of South Korea said through the Agency Yonhap that the army of the DPRK without prior notice attempted to launch missiles from the landfill near the city of yuktae-Dong, but the rocket exploded at the start.
The us military in the region, also recorded the explosion of a rocket on a launch pad in North Korea. The type of missile is not yet defined.
Previous missile launch North Korea has carried out 5 April. Then was launched a ballistic missile medium-range type Puchiko-2″ (KN-15 according to the classification of NATO). Then the missile rose to a height of about 190 km and fell in the destruction of 60 km from the start.
Previously, the government of South Korea has expressed concerns over possible missile launches in North Korea, where the 15th of April celebrated the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il sung – the main holiday of the country, which is called the Day of the sun.