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KCNA: North Korea tested a missile with an imitation nuclear warhead on March 27

Seoul, March 28 – RIA Novosti. North Korea tested two surface-to-surface tactical ballistic missiles on March 27 to test a nuclear weapon in the air, the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

Earlier, it was reported that the DPRK launched two short-range ballistic missiles towards the Sea of ​​Japan on Monday morning, each flying 370 kilometers, according to the South Korean military. The Japanese Ministry of Defense believes that both missiles have a flight altitude of 50 kilometers and a range of 350 kilometers.

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“The tactical ballistic missile is equipped with a test warhead that simulates a nuclear warhead,” KCNA said in a statement. Said. A total of two missiles were launched at the same time, it was not specified which of them carried a test warhead.

According to KCNA, a mock nuclear warhead was detonated 500 meters above the target island near the city of Gimchaek in Hamgyong Puk-to province.

During the exercises, the procedure for issuing and transmitting nuclear strikes was checked, and the normal operation of the launch authorization system was confirmed, and the actions of combat units in such cases were studied.

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