N. Korea announces successful ballistic missile test

SEOUL-- North Korea said Tuesday its latest ballistic missile launch was successful as it was aimed at testing a new precision-guidance system.

The North's leader Kim Jong-un observed the test-firing of the "precision guided ballistic rocket capable of making ultra-precision strike," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in an English dispatch.

"The ballistic rocket flew toward the east sky where the day broke and correctly hit a planned target point with deviation of seven meters after flying over the middle shooting range," it said.

The North launched a Scud-type short-range missile early Monday morning from its east coast that flew around 450 kilometers, according to the South Korean and U.S. militaries.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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