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N. Korea puts mid-range missile on standby

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -

A news report says North Korea is believed to have placed a new, powerful mid-range missile on standby for an impending launch.

The reported launch plans came two days after North Korea claimed to have successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine in a continuation of its weapons tests amid ongoing South Korea-U.S. military drills.

Yonhap news agency cited an unidentified Seoul official as saying Tuesday South Korea's military has unspecified evidence indicating North Korea will likely soon launch a mid-range Musudan missile.

Seoul's Defense Ministry says it has no such intelligence.

Yonhap says the missile on standby is one of the two Musudan missiles North Korea had earlier deployed in the northeast before it fired one earlier this month.

U.S. officials say the earlier launch ended in failure.

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