Posted by on January 15, 2022 5:09 am
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North Korea State Media Says Country Fires 2 Tactical Guided Missiles in ‘Short Notice’ Drill

North Korea fired two tactical guided missiles eastward on Friday as part of a drill involving the railway-borne missile regiment, state-run media said, after Pyongyang warned of a “stronger” reaction to new U.S. sanctions. The regiment received a firepower mission from the General Staff on “short notice” on Friday morning, before launching two tactical guided missiles that “precisely strike the set target” in the East Sea of Korea, state media Korean Central News Agency reported on Saturday. According to the authoritarian regime’s mouthpiece, the drill was aimed at “checking the alert posture” of the regiment and “bolstering their ability to discharge firepower mission.” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said on Friday that two suspected ballistic missiles were launched from North Pyongan Province and traveled about 430 kilometers (267 miles) at an altitude of 36 kilometers. The first missile was launched at around 2:41 p.m. on Friday, followed by …

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