North Korea launches medium-range ballistic missile - U.S. military

(Reuters) - North Korea launched a missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, the U.S. military's Pacific Command said in a statement on Tuesday.

Initial assessments indicate it was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile, the statement said. It was launched from a land-based facility near Sinpo, North Korea.

(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington)