North Korea fails in attempted missile launch

North Korea attempted to launch a missile on Wednesday morning but failed, according to authorities in several countries including South Korea and the United States, Kyodo News reports.

The South Korean Defense Ministry said North Korea appeared to have unsuccessfully tried to launch one missile, adding that it is still determining the type.

A U.S. Pacific Command spokesman said the U.S. military detected a launch attempt, with the missile appearing to have exploded seconds after launch.