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Just a day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, the US Missile Defence Agency (MDA) and the Navy successfully conducted a missile defense test off the coast of Hawaii, the MDA said in a statement on Wednesday.


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The test, using Standard Missile-6 guided missiles was scheduled was done from the USS John Paul Jones and comes a day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan.

The test intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target.

North Korea said its missile launch was to counter US and South Korean military drills, and was a first step in military action in the Pacific to “contain” the US territory of Guam. The launch was condemned by the United Nations as an “outrageous” act.

North Korea said its missile launch was to counter US and South Korean military drills, and was a first step in military action in the Pacific to “contain” the US territory of Guam. The launch was condemned by the United Nations as an “outrageous” act.