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(FOX NEWS) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan Tuesday, prompting Tokyo to issue a warning for residents to take cover.
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The missile was launched from North Korea's coast and was reported by South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and the Japanese coast guard.
The projectile was believed to have landed in the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese prime minister’s office issued an alert to residents in northeastern regions to evacuate buildings nearby in what was reportedly the first such alert in five years.