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N. Korea hails test of 'breakthrough' guided missile

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North Korea announced Friday the successful test of a new high-precision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border. 

An undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 27, 2014 showing the test firing of a newly guided missile at undisclosed place in North Korea

The launch of the "cutting-edge" missile was watched by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, according to the North's official KCNA news agency, which hailed the test as a "breakthrough" in national defence capability.

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