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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea tests railway-borne missile in latest launch

KCNA says a firing drill was held to 'check and judge the proficiency'

A railway-born missile is launched during firing drills at an undisclosed location in North Korea, according to the country's state media, in this photo released on Jan. 14. (KCNA via Reuters) 

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea tested a railway-borne missile in its firing drills on Friday, state media KCNA said on Saturday, amid a U.S. push for fresh sanctions against the isolated state following its recent series of weapons tests.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) travelled about 430 km (267 miles) to a maximum altitude of 36 km (22 miles) after being launched eastward on the northwest coast of North Korea.

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