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LIVE! N Korea fires ballistic missile to 'provoke' Trump, says Seoul

09:16  Terrorist killed, jawan hurt in encounter in Kulgam:  

UPDATE: One terrorist has been killed, while a jawan is reportedly injured in the ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Kulgam of Jammu and Kashmir, NDTV reported.

The encounter broke out on Sunday morning in Yaripora area of Kulgam district.

More details awaited.

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08:48  JUST IN: An encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in Yaripora of Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir.

More details awaited.

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08:25  N Korea fires ballistic missile to ‘provoke’ Trump, says Seoul:  

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile apparently to ‘provoke’ new United States President Donald Trump, the South Korean defence ministry said on Sunday.

The missile was launched at around 7.55 am (local time) from Banghyon air base in the western province of North Pyongan. It flew 500 kilometres towards the Sea of Japan (East Sea) before falling into it, a defence ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by news agencies.

The exact type of the missile is yet to be identified.

‘It is believed that today’s missile launch … is aimed at drawing global attention to the North by boasting its nuclear and missile capabilities,’ the ministry said in a statement.

It is also believed that it was an armed provocation to test the response from the new US administration under President Trump, it added.

Yonhap news agency said the South Korean military suspected the North might have been testing an intermediate-range Musudan missile. — Agencies

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Source: Rediff