North Korea Mistakenly Bombed Own City During Failed Missile Test

When a North Korean missile accidentally hit a North Korean city

Papers around the world on Friday relayed a shattering exposé by the Diplomat magazine that an intermediate range missile fired by the hardline regime on April 28 a year ago veered off trajectory shortly after launch and plunged into Tokchon, a city of 237,000 residents less than 100 kilometers northeast of Pyongyang.

That initial minute of boosted flight propelled the missile 39 kilometers away to Tokchon, a city of about 200,000 people in North Korea's interior, according to Panda and Schmerler's investigation.

The failed April 28 test was the first run of the so-called "March 18 revolution" engine which, after it survived a successful run on its fourth attempt in May, became the platform for the ICBM launch.

The unnamed source showed The Diplomat images from Google Earth from today compared to ones taken in 2016 to show the damage.

NORTH Korea may have hit its own city with a missile test gone horribly wrong.

Tensions with North Korea escalated over the course of 2017 due to their increased ballistic missile tests as well as their nuclear weapons development, but it appears that not all of these went to plan. "A slight difference in trajectory may could have resulted in an even more catastrophic accident over a populated region".

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While both landed in the ocean, this new report of a failed missile test certainly poses the possibility that a failed missile test over Japan could cause grave destruction there.

One persistent claim from the West is that despite North Korea's clear improvements in missile technology, it remains unreliable, which could pose even more of a danger to life.

Liquid-fuel missiles like the Hwasong-12, which use a highly volatile combination of hypergolic propellant and oxidizers, can produce massive explosions depending on the exact nature of their failure.

South Korean officials offered high-level talks with North Korea to find ways to cooperate on the Olympics and discuss other inter-Korean issues.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

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