The launch comes just a week after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to boost Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal at the "fastest possible speed."
The "unidentified projectile" fired toward the East Sea is presumably a long-range ballistic missile, Seoul and Tokyo said, amid fears that Pyongyang could be preparing to test-fire an ICBM.
The country's news state agency said the test involved cameras for a reconnaissance satellite conducting vertical and oblique photography of a specific area of Earth.
The launch was the eighth of its kind this year as Pyongyang is testing the precision of its weapons technology and pressuring the United States into offering concessions like sanctions relief.
Abu Dhabi says it "intercepted and destroyed" the projectile launched by Yemeni rebels with no casualties reported as the Israeli president visited the Gulf country.
South Korea's national security council expressed "strong regret" over North's latest missile test at an emergency meeting.
The latest launch came after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to further boost the country's military capability at a high-profile ruling party conference last week.
The rebel-fired ballistic missile hit the house of Sheikh Abdul Latif al-Qibli in Al-Jawba and killed at least 13 people on Thursday.
Pyongyang successfully tests a "new type" of Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile, state media KCNA reports.
The missile, called Hwasong-8, performed to its technical specifications "including the guiding maneuverability and the gliding flight characteristics of the detached hypersonic gliding warhead," state media KCNA reports.
North Korea fired two ballistic missiles toward the sea between Korean Peninsula and Japan, the second weapons test in several days as US military’s Indo-Pacific Command dismissed the threat.
The missiles are "a strategic weapon of great significance" and flew 1,500 km before hitting their targets and falling into the country's territorial waters, state media said.
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