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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:36 PM

North Korea's test firing verified combat effectiveness of new rocket system: KCNA

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS JULY 31, 2019 / 5:30 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

North Korea's test firing verified combat effectiveness of new rocket system: KCNA

Josh Smith
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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday oversaw the first test firing of a “new-type large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system”, North Korean state media reported on Thursday.

The test verified the combat effectiveness of the overall system, and Kim predicted “it would be an inescapable distress to the forces becoming a fat target of the weapon”, state news agency KCNA said.

The rocket system “will play a main role in ground military operations”, KCNA reported.

The report comes a day after the South Korean military said North Korea fired at least two missiles from its east coast into the sea.

Wednesday’s launches were from the Wonsan area on North Korea’s eastern coast, from which last week’s missiles had been fired, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.

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