North Korea Fires Second Ballistic Missile Over Japan

Reports Thursday indicate that there is an ongoing ethnic clash between Hausa and Igbos in Jos, the Plateau State capital in Nigeria.

According to residents in the area, several people have been injured along Rwang Pam Street and Ahmadu Bello Way, areas that are said to be dominated by Igbos.

Police and other security officials have, however, arrived to calm the situation.

S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also condemned the launch, which contravened UN sanctions. He put the burden of response on China and Russia, nuclear-armed North Korea’s main economic partners.

“China supplies North Korea with most of its oil. Russia is the largest employer of North Korean forced labour,” he said.

“China and Russia must indicate their intolerance for these reckless missile launches by taking direct actions of their own.”

The US and Japan said it was likely an intermediate range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
According to the initial estimates, it flew considerably higher and further than the missile fired on 29 August.

Japan had called that launch an “unprecedented” threat, while Pyongyang warned it was only “the first step” in its military operations in the Pacific.

The US Pacific territory of Guam, which North Korea claims to have plans to fire missiles towards, is 3,400km from Pyongyang, so would be within range of the latest missile.

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