This photo, published by North Korea's state-run media on Sept. 16, 2021, apparently shows a short-range
ballistic missile being launched from a train. (Photo: KCNA-Yonhap)
North Korea released on Thursday details about its latest launch of two short-range ballistic missiles.
The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency confirmed a railway-borne missile regiment held a firing drill on Wednesday.
It said the projectiles struck their intended target 800 kilometers away in the East Sea.
The test was organized to "increase the capability of dealing an intensive multi-concurrent blow at the forces posing threats to us at a time of conducting necessary military operations," according to the report.
Leader Kim Jong-un did not oversee the launch.
The U.S. State Department condemned the ballistic missile tests as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions that poses a threat to regional neighbors and the international community.
A department official said, however, the U.S. still remains committed to dialogue with the North.