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    (File) An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, United States during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, in this April 26, 2017 handout photo

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    The second launch this year was carried out in order to test the effectiveness and readiness of the weapons system.

    The United States on Monday carried out a successful test of the Minuteman-3 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), US Air Force reported.

    READ MORE: WATCH US Testing Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

    The rocket was launched at 08:23 a.m. GMT from a silo launcher from the Vandenberg air base in California. The unarmed warhead of the missile, which flying 6,700 km, fell into the designated area at the test site in the Kwajalein Atoll area, located in the central Pacific Ocean.

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