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1/17, 10:20 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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N. Korea confirms launch of tactical guided missiles

North Korea said that it carried out a missile test with two tactical guided missiles on Monday, thus confirming the launch first reported by South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

"Two tactical guided missiles were fired from the western region of the country and hit an island target in the East Sea of Korea with precision," North Korea's state agency KCNA reported. "The Academy of Defence Science confirmed the accuracy, security and efficiency of the operation of the weapon system under production," it added.

Earlier, Seoul stated that North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles from the Sunan airport in Pyongyang. Meanwhile, the United States expressed concerns about Pyongyang's "unlawful and destabilizing activities."

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / NP