North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile, South Korea’s military said.
The projectile took off from a location near Pukchang, north of Pyongyang, South Korea’s Office of Joint chiefs said in a statement.
It is the same area where the North attempted to test-launch another missile last month but failed.
The office did not give further details, but Yonhap News Agency said it was not believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), citing an anonymous source.
The launch comes a week after the North successfully tested a new midrange missile experts say may one day be capable of reaching Alaska or Hawaii.
The US and Japan have confirmed that North Korea fired a missile just one week after it launched its Hwasong-12 rocket. The new missile had a shorter range, according to Washington, and possibly landed off Japan’s east coast, inflicting no damage to ships in the area.