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US tests missile defence system

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The latest US missile defence test was deemed a 'success' by the Pentagon as tensions continue with North Korea over their country's missile programme.

A short-range ballistic missile was fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the island of Kauai and was shot down by a three-stage interceptor missile from a destroyer, the USS Hopper.

This video was distributed to the APTN news agency by the Pentagon and has not been independently verified

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