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North Korea launched an ICBM as a “stronger warning” to the US and South Korea over drills.

North Korea has reportedly fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in an apparent attempt to give a “stronger warning” to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills.

The missile was launched early Wednesday morning from an area near the city of Wonsan on North Korea’s east coast, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The missile flew eastward and reached an altitude of around 2,800 kilometers (1,740 miles). It is the highest altitude ever reached by a North Korean missile, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

The missile is believed to have been a Hwasong-14, the same type North Korea tested in July and August.

The launch came days after North Korea warned of “stronger measures” if the US and South Korea continue their joint military drills in the region.