North Korea says missile test confirms warhead guidance

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit U.S. targets.

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The North's KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test which also verified the functioning of the solid-fuel engine for the Pukguksong-2 missile fired from a mobile launcher.

(Reporting by Jack Kim and Ju-min Park; Editing by Sandra Maler)