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N. Korea may have tested new long-range artillery: Yonhap

By Lim Chang-won Posted : November 16, 2018, 17:18 Updated : November 16, 2018, 17:18

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SEOUL -- North Korea's newly developed tactical weapon is thought to be a long-range artillery piece, a government source in Seoul said Friday, hours after Pyongyang's media reported on leader Kim Jong-un's supervision of its recent testing.

The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the communist leader oversaw the test of the "ultramodern" weapon and called it a "decisive turn in bolstering the fighting capacity" of his military.

"We presume it to be a new type of long-range artillery," the source said on condition of anonymity. "This is a weapon that has been under development since the era of Kim Jong-il, and our intelligence authorities have continuously been following up on it," he added, referring to the North's former leader and late father of the current ruler.

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