North Korea may have accidentally hit one its own cities with a missile, it has been claimed.
Satellite images show damage caused by a failed test launch that struck Tokchon, a city of 200,000 in the interior of Kim Jong-un’s secretive state, according to a US government official.
The Hwasong KN-17 medium-range rocket was fired from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province, 40 miles north of Pyongyang on April 28 last year, it is claimed.
But it failed shortly after take-off, the Diplomat reports, before crashing down in the Chongsin-dong area of Tokchon, apparently damaging what looks like an agricultural or industrial building.
North Korea may have accidentally hit one its own cities with a missile, it has been claimed. File picture shows a North Korean medium range rocket launch in August