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North Korea likely tested precision strike capability with Thursday's launch - South Korea
June 8, 2017 / 2:01 AM / in 5 months

North Korea likely tested precision strike capability with Thursday's launch - South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea likely aimed to show off its ability to precisely target a large enemy warship with its launch on Thursday of what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles, South Korea’s military said on Thursday.

A South Korean soldier walks past a TV broadcast of a news report on North Korea firing what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

By testing different types of missiles, the North may be trying to gain the upper hand in relations with South Korea and the United States, a spokesman for the South Korean military told a briefing.

Reporting by Christine Kim and Soyoung Kim; Editing by Paul Tait

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