North Korea launches unsuccessful missile attempt

North Korea has attempted to launch a missile from an eastern coastal city, but the launch appeared to end in failure.

The statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sunday said it wasn’t clear what kind of missile was involved. The US military said it detected and tracked a missile launched at 5.51am local time near Sinpo. Pacific Command said it blew up almost immediately. The type of missile used is still being assessed.