Top DPRK leader guides island-seizing drill

Updated: 2015-02-21 16:25


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PYONGYANG - Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un recently guided a military drill simulating the capture of an island, the official KCNA news agency reported Saturday.

Kim expressed great satisfaction with the result of the drill, which was participated by artillery units and subunits of the 4th Corps of the Korean People's Army (KPA), according to the KCNA.

The artillerymen defending the southwestern front "are ready to throw the enemies into a crucible," he was quoted as saying.

Kim also asked the KPA to "totally remove formalism" in the military training and conduct actual drills frequently under various conditions of modern warfare.

A number of senior state and army officials oversaw the drill, including Director of the KPA General Political Bureau Hwang Pyong So, Minister of the People's Armed Forces Hyon Yong Chol and Chief of the KPA General Staff Ri Yong Gil.