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A new missile controlled by a precision guidance system is launched during a test, in this undated photo released by North Korean state media.   © Kyodo

North's latest missile controlled by precision guidance system: state media

Rocket landed near target; pre-launch process significantly faster, report says

KENICHI YAMADA, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

SEOUL -- North Korea's state media said on Tuesday that the country has successfully test-fired a new missile controlled by a precision guidance system under the oversight of leader Kim Jong Un.

The report did not say when the missile was launched. But it was apparently referring to a ballistic missile launched on Monday morning from a site near Wonsan in the eastern part of the country.

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