North Korea moves intermediate-range missile to east coast, no sign of imminent launch

The North Korea missile is presumed to be a Musudan, a source said, the same missile it attempted to launch in May.  

Reuters| Updated: Jun 21, 2016, 10:20 AM IST

Seoul: North Korea appears to have moved an intermediate-range missile to its east coast, but there are no signs of an imminent launch, South Korea`s Yonhap news reported, citing an unnamed government source.

The North Korea missile is presumed to be a Musudan, the source said, the same missile it attempted to launch in May.

Japan`s military is on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, a government source said on Tuesday, with local media reporting its Navy and anti-missile Patriot batteries have been told to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan.