North Korea said on Friday it successfully tested a new guided missile, a news report said.

The announcement probably referred to Thursday’s firing of three rockets into the sea east of the Korean peninsula, the Yonhap News Agency said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “guided the test-launch of newly-developed cutting-edge ultra-precision tactical guided missiles,” Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency was quoted as saying.

“The test-launch helped the Korean People’s Army get the master key to putting all strike means including short-,medium-and long-range guided weapons on ultra-precision basis of the world level and opened a prospect for maximising their striking accuracy and power,” it said.

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