North Korea confirms test of powerful missile capable of hitting Guam

A woman watches video of a North Korean missile launch.
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North Korea on Monday confirmed that it test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday that is capable of reaching Guam.

The state Korean Central News Agency said the Hwasong-12 missile was tested in order to verify its accuracy. This was North Korea's most significant weapon launch in five years, The Associated Press reports, and comes at the end of a month that saw seven rounds of missile launches.

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