N. Korean leader oversees live-fire artillery drill near disputed border
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen a live-fire artillery drill near the disputed sea border with South Korea, state media said Thursday as the South's prime minister visited the flashpoint area.
The Yellow Sea border has witnessed bloody North-South clashes in the past and, with military tensions at their highest level for years, is seen as the prime location for another confrontation.
It was not immediately clear when Kim supervised the live-fire drill. He made an inspection tour of the same artillery units last week that was widely covered by state TV and the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
During the latest drill, "shells intensively hit the imaginary targets of the enemy while the roar of the artillery pieces rocked heaven and earth", KCNA said.