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DPRK top leader guides rocket firing drill

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-07-28 09:43

DPRK top leader guides rocket firing drill

Kim Jong-un, DPRK's top leader, guides a rocket firing drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army on July 27, 2014. [Photo/IC]

DPRK top leader guides rocket firing drill
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PYONGYANG -- Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un on Saturday guided a rocket firing drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA), one day ahead of the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement, the official KCNA news agency reported.

Kim examined the test-fire plan which mapped out the location of the US military bases in Republic of Korea (ROK) before the exercise started. The drill, which simulated battles to strike those US forces in ROK, proved the high combat capability of the fire strike unit and the perfect performance of the tactical rocket, said the KCNA dispatch.

Kim expressed great satisfaction with the drill and said the US harsh hostile policy toward the DPRK has not changed at all since the 1950s.

"Whoever dares challenge the just cause of the service personnel and people of the DPRK is bound to meet a final ruin," he stressed, calling for wiping out US forces in ROK and their followers at an early date and realizing national reunification.

It was the DPRK's 6th launch of ballistic missiles and 15th firing of missiles or artillery shells this year, according to ROK local media.

The KCNA reported on July 10 that the DPRK had conducted a tactical rocket firing drill of the strategic force of the KPA, and its top leader Kim Jong-un gave field guidance on the drill.

The Korean War came to a ceasefire on July 27, 1953, when the Armistice Agreement was signed in Panmunjom on the border of the DPRK and ROK. But the war is not officially over because no peace treaty has ever been signed.

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