North Korea says latest launch was test of tactical guided missiles

North Korea confirmed the accuracy of a pair of tactical guided missiles in its latest launch, state-run media said Tuesday, as the secretive regime continues a series of weapons tests in a display of its developing arsenal.

“The test-fire was aimed to selectively evaluate tactical guided missiles being produced and deployed and to verify the accuracy of the weapon system,” state-run Korean Central News Agency reported.

The missiles, which were fired Monday, “precisely hit an island target” in the sea between Korea and Japan, KCNA said.

Officials “confirmed the accuracy, security and efficiency of the operation of the weapon system under production,” the report added.

The South Korean military initially announced the launch of two short-range ballistic missiles from the international airport in Pyongyang on Monday morning, saying that they flew roughly 236 miles at an altitude of 26 miles.

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