North Korea tests 'tactical guided missiles' in its fourth sanctions-busting ...

North Korea tests 'tactical guided missiles' in its fourth sanctions-busting ...
North Korea tests 'tactical guided missiles' in its fourth sanctions-busting ...
North Korea tests 'tactical guided missiles' in its fourth sanctions-busting launch of the year Kim Jong Un launched two tactical guided missiles in the East Sea of Korea State news agency said they hit an island target in the successful test launch US hit Pyongyang with fresh sanctions last week but tests have continued

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North Korea has launched two tactical guided missiles in its fourth sanctions-busting test of the year.

The missiles 'precisely hit an island target in the East Sea of Korea' in the test carried out on Monday, state news agency KCNA announced.

The launches 'confirmed the accuracy, security and efficiency of the operation of the weapon system under production,' it added.   

North Korea has launched two tactical guided missiles in its fourth sanctions-busting test of the year (pictured, the latest launch on Monday

North Korea has launched two tactical guided missiles in its fourth sanctions-busting test of the year (pictured, the latest launch on Monday

Since leader Kim Jong Un avowed his commitment to military modernisation at a key party speech last month, the nuclear-armed country has conducted a string of weapons tests, including of hypersonic missiles.

Washington hit Pyongyang with fresh sanctions last week and North Korea responded by doubling down on testing, asserting its 'legitimate right' to self-defence. 

South Korea's military earlier said two suspected 'short-range ballistic missiles' were fired east from near Pyongyang Monday, flying about 240 miles at an altitude of 26 miles.

Japan also detected the test, with Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi

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