North Korea confirms test firing second ICBM

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Pyongyang, July 29 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday confirmed the test firing on Friday of the second “Hwasong-14” intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

“Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un signed the order to carry out the second test-fire of intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14 on July 28, 2017,” Xinhua cited a report by the Korean Central News Agency.

Earlier media reports said North Korea test-fired the ICBM on Friday night, the second time in one month.

North Korea test fired its first ICBM on July 4, which it hailed as the final stage of developing its nuclear and missile capabilities.



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