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Seoul’s Reprisal Blows up After North Korean Missile Success
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Seoul’s Reprisal Blows up After North Korean Missile Success

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A malfunctioning South Korean ballistic missile blew up as it plowed into the ground Wednesday during a live-fire drill with the United States that was a reprisal for North Korea's successful launch a day earlier of a weapon that flew over Japan and has the range to strike the U.S. territory of Guam.The explosion and subsequent fire panicked and confused residents of the coastal city of Gangneung, who were already uneasy over the increasingly provocative weapons tests by rival North Korea. Their concern that it could be a North Korean attack only grew as the military and government officials provided no explanation about the explosion for hours.South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said no injuries have been reported from the ex...