N.Korea reports new tactical guided missile launch

North Korea's ruling Workers' Party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, reported that the country conducted a launch test for a newly-developed tactical guided missile on Thursday.

It said the weight of the warhead has been improved to 2.5 tons. The missile reportedly accurately hit the target in waters 600 kilometers east of the Korean Peninsula.

A senior official who was present at the launch reportedly praised it, saying it has great significance in deterring various military threats that exist on the Korean Peninsula. But the newspaper did not say whether the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, was present.