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BREAKING: North Korea fires unknown projectile–South Korean military

A vehicle equipped with a launch tube possibly for new intercontinental ballistic missiles is seen during a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017, as North Korea marked the 105th anniversary of its founding leader's birth. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff have said that North Korea has fired an unknown projectile, widely believed to be a ballistic missile.

This would appear to be the first missile test by North Korea since a failed launch on the 29th of April at the height of tensions with the United States.

This test is also the first since this week’s election of a new seemingly more peace minded South Korean President, Moon Jae-in.

READ MORE: South Korea’s new President may turn to peace

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