A Live Fire Drill In South Korea Resulted In A Missile Malfunction

On Tuesday, South Korea conducted a live-fire drill with the United States as a retaliation to North Korea’s successful launch of a missile over Japan. During the drill, the Hyumoo-2 ballistic missile malfunctioned and blew up as it crashed inside an air force base on the outskirts of the coastal city of Gangneung. With the unsettling knowledge of North Korea’s recently active weapons tests, panic arose in the residents of the surrounding area. South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff stated that it fell shortly after take off and no civilian facilities were affected. There were also no injuries reported from the explosion which was caused by burning rocket propellant.