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Written by: Staff

MOSCOW, July 5 (Reuters) North Korea launched a total of 10 missiles, the head of Russia's General Staff was quoted as saying today, but he could not confirm how many of them were intercontinental weapons.

''Our control systems can confirm that the rockets were launched,'' he told reporters in the town of Chita, near the Mongolian border, Interfax news agency reported.

''Ten rockets were launched. According to one set of data, they were rockets of different classes. According to another set of data, they were all intercontinental. I can only say what class they were after receiving the technical data.'' REUTERS CH HT1450

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