Fears as North Korea fires suspected Intercontinental ballistic missile.

South Korean officials say North Korea has fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) designed to hit targets on the other side of the world.

It comes a day after both Koreas fired missiles in an escalation of tensions as the exchange saw the most number of missiles launched by the North in a single day.

The ICBM launch is Pyongyang’s seventh this year, and comes amid concerns that it will soon test a nuclear weapon.

North Korea’s multiple launches comes as the US and South Korea are staging their largest-ever joint air drills, which Pyongyang has strongly criticised as “aggressive and provocative