North Korea says it tested rail-launched ballistic missiles

Wednesday's launches underscored a return of the tensions between the Korean rivals

 

September 16, 2021

Korean Central News Agency - Korea News Service via Associated Press

This photo provided by the North Korean government Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, shows a missile test firing launched from a train on Sept. 15, 2021 in an undisclosed location of North Korea.

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Thursday it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defenses, after the two Koreas test-fired missiles hours apart in dueling displays of military might.

Wednesday's launches underscored a return of the tensions between the rivals amid a prolonged stalemate in U.S.-led talks aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons program.

Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said the missiles were launched during a drill of a "railway-borne missile regiment" that transported the weapons system along rail tracks in the country's mountainous central region and accurately struck a sea target 800 kilometers (500 miles) away.

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