URGENT: N. Korea fired new intermediate-range missile over Japan Oct. 4: KCNA

North Korea said the projectile fired over the Japanese archipelago on Oct. 4 was a "new-type ground to-ground intermediate-range ballistic missile" launched as part of military drills that ran from late September, according to state-run media.

The drills were staged by units responsible for operating tactical nuclear weapons, the Korean Central News Agency said, after Pyongyang again test-fired ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan early Sunday, the final day of the drills.

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