SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea claims it has made new progress in its missile attack capability.

The country’s leader says it has successfully conducted a solid-fuel, high-powered rocket engine test. This is expected to reduce launch preparation time, and makes it easier to move missiles to new locations, making it harder for other countries to detect for signs of firing.

North Korea is known to use liquid propellants for its main ballistic missiles that it says are targeted at neighbouring South Korea, U.S. bases in the Asia-Pacific region and the American mainland. Read more…

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North Korea claims further progress in missile development