South Korea on Wednesday test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of hitting any part of North Korea, in an apparent response to recent bellicose boasts from Pyongyang about its nuclear and missile capabilities.
In an unusual move, President Park Geun-Hye personally observed the test exercise, a defence ministry official said.
"The military tested two home-developed, long-range missiles that could hit any target in North Korea," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The test came almost a month after North Korea said it had successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) -- a claim which numerous experts said was probably exaggerated.
A fully developed SLBM capability would take the North Korean nuclear threat to a new level, allowing deployment far beyond the Korean peninsula and giving it the potential to retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack...
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