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North Korea: Kim Jong-un monitors defence unit drills on western coast - reports *STILLS*

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Pyongyang
May 10, 2019 at 09:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised a military drill firing several missiles from the country's west coast on Thursday, state media reported on Friday.

According to a report from the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim stressed the necessity to increase the capacity of defence units in emergency situations.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced on Thursday that North Korea was believed to have test-fired two short range missiles, estimated to have flown around 420 km (260 miles) and 270 km (167 miles).

The US Defence Department said the launches consisted of "multiple ballistic missiles."

Thursday's drills marked North Korea's second launch in five days, according to reports.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised a military drill firing several missiles from the country's west coast on Thursday, state media reported on Friday.

According to a report from the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim stressed the necessity to increase the capacity of defence units in emergency situations.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced on Thursday that North Korea was believed to have test-fired two short range missiles, estimated to have flown around 420 km (260 miles) and 270 km (167 miles).

The US Defence Department said the launches consisted of "multiple ballistic missiles."

Thursday's drills marked North Korea's second launch in five days, according to reports.

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