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N. Korea leader inspects military drill as tensions high following nuclear test

Published on Feb 23, 2013 11:29 AM
 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (third, right) speaks about a military tactical exercise by a sub-unit under the Korean People's Army, in this undated recent picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on Feb 22, 2013. Kim has overseen a military drill, state media said on Saturday, his third such inspection in as many days as tensions run high following Pyongyang's third nuclear test. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen a military drill, state media said Saturday, his third such inspection in as many days as tensions run high following Pyongyang's third nuclear test.

Accompanied by top military commanders, Kim watched a flight exercise and a paratrooping drill by the Korean People's Army, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

The state news agency did not to give the date of the visit but it was believed Kim's latest trip was on Friday. KCNA said Friday Kim had also inspected a tactical attack exercise combined with live shell firing.

"Once the enemies make a provocation, you should give full play to the inexhaustible combat capability to deal deadly blows at them ... and blow up their strongholds of aggression," he was quoted as saying by KCNA.

 
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