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[Graphic News] New North Korean missile

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Feb 13, 2017 - 18:40
  • Updated : Feb 13, 2017 - 18:40




North Korea says it has successfully completed the launch of a new type of strategic weapon capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

The Pukguksong-2, a medium long-range ballistic missile, was test-fired Sunday under the supervision of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency.

It was propelled by a solid fuel engine and was an upgraded, extended-range version of the Pukguksong-1, a submarine-launched ballistic missile that was tested successfully last August, it claimed.