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N. Korea claims successful launch of ballistic missile

All Headlines 07:00 February 13, 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has claimed a complete successful launch of a new medium range ballistic missile, the country's state-run media said Monday.

The Korean Central News Agency said the Pukguksong-2 strategic weapon system was successfully test-fired Sunday. It added that the missile used solid propellants and a new engine. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was present for the launch.

The news agency said Kim ordered the development of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with extended firing range on the basis of the success made in the submarine-launched ballistic missile test in August last year.

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