North Korea tests new precision-guided missiles

HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Published:

Tension in Koreas: North Korea said today that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of its newly developed precision guided missiles, in a possible reference to three short-range projectiles South Korean officials say the North fired toward its waters a day earlier. South Korean defense officials said the projectiles fired from an eastern port city Thursday flew about 120 miles before harmlessly landing into the waters off its east coast. The exact type of those projectiles and the North's intentions weren't immediately known.

The North's state media said Friday that the country tested what it calls "cutting-edge ultra-precision tactical guided missiles" and Kim watched the tests with top deputies and was satisfied with the results.

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