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North Korea fires missile over Japan prompting warnings for residents to shelter

By Justing McCurry

04 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Guardian reports on the shocking news of North Korea firing an ICBM missile over Japanese territory. It's considered to be in response to large-scale military exercises by US and South Korea.

North Korea has reportedly launched a intermediate-range ballistic missile over northern Japan for the first time in five years, prompting the government to urge people to shelter from falling debris, in an apparent escalation of recent weapons tests by Kim Jong-un’s regime.

Japan’s Kyodo news agency said the government had activated its J-Alert system on Tuesday morning for residents in the northernmost main island of Hokkaido and the country’s north-eastern Aomori prefecture. Train services were temporarily halted in the region, media reports said.

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