Thu Aug 1, 2019, 03:03 PM

North Korea Fires NEW Missile in Test similar to Recent Launches Report

Published time: 1 Aug, 2019 19:31
Edited time: 1 Aug, 2019 19:51

US intelligence officials say they have tracked a “new projectile” launch from North Korea. The launch appears to be similar to the missile tests conducted over the past several weeks.

No details were given about the missile’s origin or target, except that it “did not pose a threat to North America,” Reuters reported on the Thursday afternoon launch, citing anonymous US officials.

‘Inescapable distress’: Kim oversees launch of ‘new guided rocket system’ – state media

On Thursday, Pyongyang confirmed it had conducted tests of a “large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system” the day before, firing several rockets into the Sea of Japan. Kim Jong-un personally oversaw the launch, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The new weapon was reportedly developed over the past three years and is intended to play a major role in ground operations, causing “inescapable distress” to hostile forces.


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