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    The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

    North Korean Missile Made Successful Atmospheric Re-Entry in Latest Launch

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    North Korea’s ballistic missile test on Sunday showed the country’s advances in its technological capabilities after the intermediate-range missile made a successful re-entry, media reported.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — NBC News reported on Friday, citing US officials, that North Korea’s KN-17 missile test made a successful atmospheric re-entry, which marks progress in the country missile program development.

    On Sunday, North Korea conducted its latest test of a ground-to-ground intermediate ballistic missile, which fell in the Sea of Japan after flying some 500 miles.

    Pyongyang confirmed the following day the missile had successfully reentered the earth's lower atmosphere.

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