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Kim Jong Un oversaw “perfect” test of new North Korean weapon on Friday: KCNA

Friday's launch appears to be of same ATACMS-type system seen last Saturday

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un on Friday supervised what state media described as a "perfect" test of a new North Korean weapon, the country's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported early Saturday morning.

In coverage that follows reports from South Korea's military Friday morning that Pyongyang had launched two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) from Tongchon, Kangwon province, state media said the test had served to "cement bigger confidence in this weapon system."