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North Korea tests 'tactical' weapon, report says

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected and directed a "new tactical guided weapons firing test" Wednesday, according to a report from the country's state media. The report, published Thursday morning local time (Wednesday evening ET) by news agency KCNA, did not state exactly what kind of weapon was tested, nor its potential range. However, the description provided by KCNA suggests that it does not represent a return to missile testing for the regime -- a tactical weapon is designed to be used on the battlefield, and is typically not a long-range armament.No missile launch was detected by US Northern Command and Strategic Command, according to US Department of Defense officials.Kim praised the weapon's capabilitie ...