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North Korea fires ballistic missile in show of force

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile yesterday, Seoul said, a week after Kim Jong-un vowed to boost Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal and just days before the South inaugurates a new, hawkish president.

Pyongyang has conducted 14 weapons tests since January, including firing an intercontinental ballistic missile at full-range for the first time since 2017.

Last week Kim oversaw a huge military parade, vowed to rapidly expand and improve his nuclear arsenal, and warned of possible “pre-emptive” strikes – as satellite imagery indicates he may soon resume nuclear testing.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin

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